In particular, religions are to be viewed as global phenomena, which at the same time are always adapted locally. Against this background, the series will include both studies of local manifestations and analyses of global entanglements and dependencies, insofar as there is always an awareness of the local-global connections in their historical developments. Postcolonial dependencies, Eurocentric constrictions and political dynamics are to be scrutinised just as indigenous influences and local identity processes are to be taken into account. Methodologically, approaches are obvious that perceive and reflect ideological plurality in an appreciative way, reveal (inter-)cultural dynamics and describe their dependencies, and show a special feeling for colonial and other discourses of power.
The first volume of the new book series is written by Kenneth Centeno and deals with the religious situation in the Philippines.