Indigenous Religions Postcolonial Theory

Reorientation In The Field – Why Religion Matters, Part 2 (Wendy Felese)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. The article was first given at a conference in 2019 in Athens, Greece. Citation for the original paper is as follows: Felese, W. (2019). “Reorientation in the Field: Why Religion Matters”, Athens: ATINER’S Conference Paper Series, No: REL2019-2659. The Third […]

Indigenous Religions Postcolonial Theory

Reorientation In The Field – Why Religion Matters, Part 1 (Wendy Felese)

The following is the first of a two-part series. It was originally published at a 2019 conference in Athens, Greece.1 Introduction When teaching classes like World Religions or Comparative Religions, many of us utilize a comparative methodology. This methodology was fine- tuned by JZ Smith, who reminds us to not only focus on difference, but […]

Postcolonial Theory

Reframing The Adwa Victory As A Decolonizing Praxis – Discourse Around Colonization In The Ethiopian Context, Part 2 (Rode Molla)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. Docile Ethiopian Bodies Foucault, in his book, Discipline, and Punish, describes how the human body is the object of different ideologies. Foucault emphasizes the modern way of disciplining technics that made the human body docile. In the modern world, Descartes […]

Postcolonial Theory

Reframing The Adwa Victory As A Decolonizing Praxis – Discourse Around Colonization In The Ethiopian Context, Part 1 (Rode Molla)

The following is the first installment of a two-part series. White-Painted Ethiopia Bodies In 1896 Ethiopians defeated the Italian military and defended their border. That made Ethiopia the only black nation that defended its border in the era of colonization.[1] However, protecting their land/border was not enough for Ethiopians to be a free nation. Their […]