Women in the Yoruba Religious Sphere
|Subject||Christianity -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00859599
Christianity and culture -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00859660
Christianity and culture -- Nigeria.
Christianity and other religions -- Nigeria.
Interfaith relations -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01353343
RELIGION -- Ethnic & Tribal. -- bisacsh
Sex role -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01114598
Sex role -- Nigeria.
Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01114624
Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Women, Yoruba -- Religion.
Women, Yoruba -- Rites and ceremonies -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01179155
Women, Yoruba -- Rites and ceremonies.
Women, Yoruba -- Social conditions -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01179156
Women, Yoruba -- Social conditions.
An exploration of gender and power relations in Yoruba religion--both Christianity and Yoruba traditional religion. Drawing on a wide range of oral and written sources, this book shows that women occupy a central place in the religious worldview and life of the Yoruba people and shows how men and women engage in mutually beneficial roles in the Yoruba religious sphere. It explores how gender issues play out in two Yoruba religious traditions--indigenous religion and Christianity in Southwestern Nigeria. Rather than shy away from illuminating the tensions between the prominent roles of Yoruba women in religion and their perceived marginalization, author Oyeronke Olajubu underscores how Yoruba women have challenged marginalization in ways unprecedented in other world religions.