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Religião, ciência e transdisciplinaridade: o conhecimento afro-religioso como objeto de estudo

Author(s): Rodrigo Leistner

Journal: Ciências Sociais Unisinos
ISSN 1519-7050

Volume: 45;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 125;
Date: 2009;
Original page

The objective of this work is to foster a debate about the relation between scientific and religious knowledge, having this refl ection led by the African-originated religions and the knowledge produced by them. More specifi cally, it intends to approach not only the possible controversies between scientifi c knowledge and other forms of knowledge, but also the possible strategies for overcoming those quarrels, observing the social implications that refer to the afro-religious knowledge as an interesting analysis object. Thus, the text discusses some aspects of the African-originated religions taking the dimension of the knowledge produced by them as the main point of analysis, as well as their social implications, from a reflexive approach about the contents which compound an original Africanist cosmovision, and its consequent adaptation to contemporary society. It aims to approximate such thematic with a discussion related to the modern society´s typical processes of knowledge, in addition to a possible crisis of paradigm related to this model, and finally observing the appearance of new approaches of knowledge.
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