The Encyclopedia of Caribbean ReligionsThe Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions



The religions of the world were transformed in the Caribbean as they came into contact with each other under conditions of colonial ... The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions offers a Caribbean perspective on Caribbean religion and, ...

Author: Patrick Taylor

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252094330

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The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions is the definitive reference for Caribbean religious phenomena from a Caribbean perspective. Generously illustrated, this landmark project combines the breadth of a comparative approach to religion with the depth of understanding of Caribbean spirituality as an ever-changing and varied historical phenomenon. Organized alphabetically, entries examine how Caribbean religious experiences have been shaped by and have responded to the processes of colonialism and the challenges of the postcolonial world. Systematically organized by theme and area, the encyclopedia considers religious traditions such as Vodou, Rastafari, Sunni Islam, Sanatan Dharma, Judaism, and the Roman Catholic and Seventh-day Adventist churches. Detailed subentries present topics such as religious rituals, beliefs, practices, specific historical developments, geographical differences, and gender roles within major traditions. Also included are entries that address the religious dimensions of geographical territories that make up the Caribbean. Representing the culmination of more than a decade of work by the associates of the Caribbean Religions Project, The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions will foster a greater understanding of the role of religion in Caribbean life and society, in the Caribbean diaspora, and in wider national and transnational spaces.

The Encyclopedia of Caribbean ReligionsThe Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions



Provides an illustrated reference for Caribbean religious phenomena from a Caribbean perspective, including Voodoo, Rastafarian, Roman Catholicism, Sunni Islam, Seventh-Day Adventists and more. Original.

Author: Patrick Taylor

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ISBN: 0252037235

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Page: 1144

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Provides an illustrated reference for Caribbean religious phenomena from a Caribbean perspective, including Voodoo, Rastafarian, Roman Catholicism, Sunni Islam, Seventh-Day Adventists and more. Original.

Encyclopedia of Latin American ReligionsEncyclopedia of Latin American Religions



This encyclopedia provides an overview of the main religions of Latin America and the Caribbean, both its centralized transnational expressions and its local variants and schisms.

Author: Henri Gooren

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331927077X

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Page: 1665

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This encyclopedia provides an overview of the main religions of Latin America and the Caribbean, both its centralized transnational expressions and its local variants and schisms. These main religions include (but are not limited to) the major expressions of Christianity (Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Pentecostalism, Mormonism, and Jehovah’s Witnesses), indigenous religions (Native American, Maya religion), syncretic Christianity (including Afro-Brazilian religions like Umbanda and Candomblé and Afro-Caribbean religions like Vodun and Santería), other world religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam), transnational New Religious Movements (Scientology, Unification Church, Hare Krishna, New Age, etc.), and new local religions (Brazil’s Igreja Universal, La Luz del Mundo from Mexico, etc.).

Trance and Modernity in the Southern CaribbeanTrance and Modernity in the Southern Caribbean



The first book-length work to compare and contrast Afro- and Indo-Caribbean materials in a systematic and multidimensional manner, this volume makes fresh and innovative contributions to anthropology, religious studies, and the ...

Author: Keith E. Mcneal

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ISBN: 0813061369

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Page: 408

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"Provides us with a masterful account of how socially marginalized segments of the African and Indian communities of Trinidad and Tobago developed trance-based religious cults linked with differing cultural heritages. Penetrating deeply into these two different communities with his careful fieldwork, he then places them within a brilliant account of the overall cultural history of this island nation."--Paul Younger, author of New Homelands: Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa This comparative study of African and Hindu popular religions in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago charts the development of religion in the Caribbean by analyzing the ways ecstatic forms of worship, enacted through trance performance and spirit mediumship, have adapted to capitalism and reconfigured themselves within the context of modernity. Showing how diasporic traditions of West African Orisha Worship and South Asian Shakti Puja converged in their ritual adaptations to colonialism in the West Indies, as well as diverged politically within the context of postcolonial multiculturalism, Keith McNeal reveals the unexpected ways these traditions of trance performance have become both globalized and modernized. The first book-length work to compare and contrast Afro- and Indo-Caribbean materials in a systematic and multidimensional manner, this volume makes fresh and innovative contributions to anthropology, religious studies, and the historiography of modernity. By giving both religious subcultures and their intersections equal attention, McNeal offers a richly textured account of southern Caribbean cultural history and pursues important questions about the history and future of religion.

Afro Caribbean ReligionsAfro Caribbean Religions



The Encyclopedia of Religion, vol. 15, ed. Mircea Eliade [New York: Simon and Schuster/ Macmillan, 1995], 296). 4. J. Gordon Melton, “Voodoo,” The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 2 (Wilmington, N.C.: McGrath Publishing, 1978), ...

Author: Nathaniel Samuel Murrell

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781439901755

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Page: 432

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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. In Afro-Caribbean Religions, Nathaniel Samuel Murrell provides a comprehensive study that respectfully traces the social, historical, and political contexts of these religions. And, because Brazil has the largest African population in the world outside of Africa, and has historic ties to the Caribbean, Murrell includes a section on Candomble, Umbanda, Xango, and Batique. This accessibly written introduction to Afro-Caribbean religions examines the cultural traditions and transformations of all of the African-derived religions of the Caribbean along with their cosmology, beliefs, cultic structures, and ritual practices. Ideal for classroom use, Afro-Caribbean Religions also includes a glossary defining unfamiliar terms and identifying key figures.

Creole Religions of the Caribbean Third EditionCreole Religions of the Caribbean Third Edition



Journal for the Study of Religion 27, no. 2 (2014): 214–37. Chevannes, Barry. Rastafari: Roots and Ideology. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1994. ______. “Rastafari.” In The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions, ...

Author: Margarite Fernández Olmos

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479803538

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An updated introduction to the religions developed in the Caribbean region Creole Religions of the Caribbean offers a comprehensive introduction to the overlapping religions that have developed as a result of the creolization process. 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. From Vodou, Santería, Regla de Palo, the Abakuá 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 Rastafari. This third edition updates the scholarship by featuring new critical approaches that have been brought to bear on the study of religion, such as queer studies, environmental studies, and diasporic studies. The third edition also expands the regional considerations of the diaspora to the US Latinx communities that are influenced by Creole spiritual practices, taking into account the increased significance of material culture?art, music, literature, and healing practices influenced by Creole religions.

Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global SouthEncyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South



Form of Government—Saint Lucia is a parliamentary democracy with a constitutional right to freedom of religion, ... 1973 The Caribbean Council of Churches, an ecumenical group, is formed. ... The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions.

Author: Mark A. Lamport

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442271579

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Page: 1122

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The rapid growth of Christianity in the global south is not just a demographic shift—it is transforming the faith itself. The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South traces both the history and the contemporary themes of Christianity in more than 150 countries and regions. It includes maps, images, and a detailed timeline of key events.

Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America Women and religion methods of study and reflectionEncyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America Women and religion methods of study and reflection



... the encyclopedia on women in Native American , Aframerindian , and African Caribbean religious traditions comprises only six articles , historically they take priority over Catholic , Protestant , and Orthodox forms of Christianity ...

Author: Academic Dean and Professor of Church History Emeritae Rosemary Skinner Keller

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025334686X

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Page: 564

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A fundamental and well-illustrated reference collection for anyone interested in the role of women in North American religious life.

The Americas An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society 2 volumes The Americas An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society 2 volumes



In Patrick Taylor and Frederick I. Case, eds., The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions, vol. 1, pp. 99–103. Champagne: University of Illinois Press. Thompson, Krista A. 2011. “Youth Culture, Diasporic Aesthetics, and the Art of Being ...

Author: Kimberly J. Morse

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440852398

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Page: 1037

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This two-volume encyclopedia profiles the contemporary culture and society of every country in the Americas, from Canada and the United States to the islands of the Caribbean and the many countries of Latin America.

Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North AmericaEncyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America



... to experience and interpret vocational kinship with countless other women in this volume and beyond. II. Women in Native American, Aframerindian, and African Caribbean Religious Traditions Even though the section of the encyclopedia ...

Author: Rosemary Skinner Keller

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253346858

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Page: 1443

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A fundamental and well-illustrated reference collection for anyone interested in the role of women in North American religious life.