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Book: Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 30. Is an academic approach to Indigenous religions innately colonizing?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43145


Scholars and students confront ethical challenges and dilemmas in studying Indigenous religions against the backdrop of inherent colonizing legacy. Moral responsibilities therefore include the privileging of indigenous voices, demonstrating empathetic understanding, employing indigenous methodologies, and the scholar/students’ engagement of social, cultural and epistemic reflexivity in reinterpreting indigenous religions in a culturally appropriate way

Chapter Contributors

  • Afe Adogame ( - afeadogame) 'Princeton Theological Seminary'