30. Is an academic approach to Indigenous religions innately colonizing?
Afe Adogame [+]
Princeton Theological Seminary
Scholars and students confront ethical challenges and dilemmas in studying Indigenous religions against the backdrop of inherent colonizing legacy. Moral responsibilities therefore include the privileging of indigenous voices, demonstrating empathetic understanding, employing indigenous methodologies, and the scholar/students’ engagement of social, cultural and epistemic reflexivity in reinterpreting indigenous religions in a culturally appropriate way