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Caribbean religious history an introduction by Ennis Barrington Edmonds

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Published by New York University Press in New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementEnnis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez
ContributionsGonzalez, Michelle A.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL2565 .E36 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 269 p. :
Number of Pages269
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24490301M
ISBN 100814722342, 0814722350
ISBN 109780814722343, 9780814722350
LC Control Number2009050084
OCLC/WorldCa473125210

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Caribbean Religious History also illuminates the influence of Africans and their descendants on the shaping of such religious traditions as Vodou, Santeria, Revival Zion, Spiritual Baptists, and Rastafari, and the success of Indian indentured laborers and their descendants in reconstituting Hindu and Islamic practices in their new careful attention to the region’s . An Introduction. The colonial history of the Caribbean created a context in which many religions, from indigenous to African-based to Christian, intermingled with one another, creating a rich diversity of religious life. Caribbean Religious History offers the first comprehensive religious history of the region. Caribbean Religious History also illuminates the influence of Africans and their descendants on the shaping of such religious traditions as Vodou, Santeria, Revival Zion, Spiritual Baptists, and Rastafari, and the success of Indian indentured laborers and their descendants in reconstituting Hindu and Islamic practices in their new environment. Caribbean Religious History also illuminates the influence of Africans and their descendants on the shaping of such religious traditions as Vodou, Santeria, Revival Zion, Spiritual Baptists, and Rastafari, and the success of Indian indentured laborers and their descendants in reconstituting Hindu and Islamic practices in their new careful attention to the region's social and political history.

the Caribbean today. This book traces the historical trajectory of the major (and some minor) religious traditions of the Caribbean against the broader background of Caribbean social history, paying particular attention to the historical events and processes that have shaped the religious experiences of the Caribbean people. All the major religions of the world as well as some indigenous outgrowths of these faiths are found in the Caribbean. In this book, Dr. Bisnauth covers the history of a wide range of religions, from the vanished beliefs of the Caribs and Arawaks to the Rastafarianism of today. He shows how each religion arrived and developed in the Caribbean area, culminating in the . CARIBBEAN RELIGIONS: HISTORY OF STUDY. This essay attempts to address the study of Caribbean religion from the time of initial European contact to the beginning of the twenty-first century. As such, it encompasses both aboriginal Caribbean religions and African-derived religions. Buy Caribbean Religious History: An Introduction by Ennis B. Edmonds, Michelle A. Gonzalez (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low /5(2).

In this Book. Additional Information. 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. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages: map ; 23 cm: Contents: Caribbean crossroads: historical and theoretical considerations --Amerindians and Spanish Catholics in contact --Early colonial Catholicism --For God and nation: Protestantism in the colonial Caribbean --Creole African . Book Description: Religion is one of the most important elements of Afro-Caribbean culture linking its people to their African past, from Haitian Vodou and Cuban Santeria-popular religions that have often been demonized in popular culture-to Rastafari in Jamaica and Orisha-Shango of Trinidad and Tobago. Creole Religions of the Caribbean book. Read 10 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. together of diverse beliefs and practices to form new beliefs and practices-is one of the most significant phenomena in Caribbean religious history. I would recommend it as a basic reference for those interested in religions that are /5.