The development of Neo-traditional religion: The Baganda experience.

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Date
1980
Authors
Bukenya, Dunstan K.
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University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Abstract
Kiganda traditional religious experience has no name because the experience is far too pervasive to be narrowed down to a specific system which could be defined separately from the rest of life experiences. In this dissertation the author explores the development of the Baganda neo-traditional religious experience in Central Uganda. The author high lights the on-going historical process of development change and adaptation in Kiganda religion both in its pre-alien religious contact and in its present state. The author affirms that this experience has clearly developed into a newness in the continued Kiganda religious beliefs and practices due to alien contact. The author asserts that the Christian and colonial political revolutions of the 1890s and 1900 respectively left Kiganda religion publicly powerless though of course not dead. The author recommends the traditionalization of Christian symbols, establishment of neo-traditional nationalistic movements and Luganda language movement.
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This was submitted as a partial fulfillment of the award of the Master of Arts in Theology Degree of the Bishop Tucker School of Divinity and Theology, Uganda Christian University
Keywords
Neo-traditional religion , Baganda experience
Citation
Bukenya, Dunstan K. (1980). The development of Neo-traditional religion: The Baganda experience. MA. Thesis, Uganda Christian University.