Syncretism: Sierra Leonean’s Approaches to Religion

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Syncretism: Sierra Leonean's Approaches to Religion
Outline
Introduction: Recently, legitimately scholarly and sensitive work pertaining to Sierra Leone’s traditional belief systems and formative encounters with Christianity and Islam has begun to appear. Syncretism is a common theme in Sierra Leonean approaches to religion.
Indigenous Religion
Utilitarian, focused on results and accountability
Seeds of syncretism
Islam
Spread through trade, linguistics, and influence
Absorbed into indigenous belief rather than vice versa; examples of syncretism
Arab slave trade prompts British intervention
The Christian Era
British colonization and slave resettlement
The Protestant influence
Examples of syncretism
Conclusion
Link between political and...
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