Creole Religions of the Caribbean: An Introduction from Vodou and Santeria to Obeah and Espiritismo (BOK)

Margarite Fernandez Olmos, Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert

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Creolization-the coming together of diverse beliefs and practices to form new beliefs and practices-is one of the most significant phenomena in Caribbean religious history. Brought together in the crucible of the sugar plantation, Caribbean peoples drew on the variants of Christianity brought by European colonizers, as well as on African religious and healing traditions and the remnants of Amerindian practices, to fashion new systems of belief. Creole Religions of the Caribbean offers a comprehensive introduction to the syncretic religions that have developed in the region. From Vodou, Santeria, Regla de Palo, the Abakua Secret Society, and Obeah to Quimbois and Espiritismo, the volume traces the historical-cultural origins of the major Creole religions, as well as the newer traditions such as Pocomania and Rastafarianism. This second edition updates the scholarship on the religions themselves and also expands the regional considerations of the Diaspora to the U. S. Latino community who are influenced by Creole spiritual practices. Fernandez Olmos and Paravisini-Gebert also take into account the increased significance of material culture-art, music, literature-and healing practices influenced by Creole religions.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, Margarite Fernandez Olmos
Forlag
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780814762271
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 23,1cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 567 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Joseph M. Murphy Emner og form Other non-Christian religions, History of religion