Dr Afe Adogame is Senior Lecturer in World Christianity & Religious Studies at the University of Edinburgh's School of Divinity. He holds a PhD in the History of Religions from the University of Bayreuth in Germany, where he served as a Teaching & Senior Research Fellow before joining the University of Edinburgh in 2005. His broad research interests includes interrogating new dynamics of religious experience(s) and expression(s) in Africa and the African Diaspora, with a particular focus on African Christianity and New Indigenous Religious Movements; the interconnectedness between religion and migration, globalization, politics, economy, media and the civil society. He has an extensive list of relevant publications, including his books "The African Christian Diaspora: New Currents and Emerging Themes in World Christianity" and "Celestial Church of Christ: The Politics of Cultural Identity in a West African Prophetic-Charismatic Movement" and many edited volumes, including "Christianity in Africa and the African Diaspora: The Appropriation of a Scattered Heritage" and "The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Africa", published in October 2014 by Ashgate.
Following from our interview on Monday with Ingvild Gilhus, today's podcast presents an "authors meet critics" session on the new edited volume by Ingvild Gilhus and Steven Sutcliffe, New Age Spirituality: Rethinking Religion. This was recorded at the University of Edinburgh at the launch of the book,
‘Africa’. ‘Christianity’. ‘The West’. Three seemingly simple terms with clear referents. Three categories which – perhaps unsurprisingly, to regular listeners of the RSP – have been, and continue to be, associated with and invoked in support of myriad competing agendas, truth claims, ideologies, and more.