With This Root about My Person : Charles H. Long and New Directions in the Study of Religion
Part of the Religions of the Americas Series series
Charles H. Long's groundbreaking works on Africana religious studies serve as the backdrop to With This Root about My Person.
The volume features twenty-six essays by a diverse group of students and scholars of Long.
Revitalizing an interpretive framework rooted in the Chicago tradition, the essays in this volume vigorously debate the nature of religions in the Americas.
In doing so they wrestle with the foundations of the study of religion that emerged out of the European Enlightenment, they engage the discipline's entrenchment in the conquest of the Americas, and they grapple with the field's legacy of colonialism.
The book demonstrates tremendous breadth and depth of scope in its skillful comparative work on colonialism, which links the religions of the Americas, Melanesia, and Africa.
This seminal work is an important addition to the Religions of the Americas Series and a valuable contribution to the field to which Charles H.
Long has for so long been devoted.