Evan M. Zuesse

Evan M. Zuesse has conducted field research on Australian Aborigine religions and since writing Ritual Cosmos has published on a wide range of topics in Ritual Studies, particularly on Jewish ritual and worldview.

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Ritual Cosmos · The Sanctification of Life in African Religions
By Evan M. Zuesse

In the West we are accustomed to think of religion as centered in the personal quest for salvation or the longing for unchanging Being. Perhaps this is why we have found it so difficult to understand the religions of Africa. These religions are oriented to very different goals: fecundity, prosperity, health, social harmony.