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...The end:
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