By Nathaniel Samuel Murrell

ISBN-10: 143990040X

ISBN-13: 9781439900406

ISBN-10: 1439900418

ISBN-13: 9781439900413

Religion is among the most crucial parts of Afro-Caribbean tradition linking its humans to their African prior, from Haitian Vodou and Cuban Santeria—popular religions that experience usually been demonized in renowned culture—to Rastafari in Jamaica and Orisha-Shango of Trinidad and Tobago. In Afro-Caribbean Religions, Nathaniel Samuel Murrell offers a finished examine that respectfully strains the social, old, and political contexts of those religions. And, simply because Brazil has the most important African inhabitants on the planet open air of Africa, and has ancient ties to the Caribbean, Murrell features a part on Candomble, Umbanda, Xango, and Batique.

This accessibly written creation to Afro-Caribbean religions examines the cultural traditions and variations of the entire African-derived religions of the Caribbean in addition to their cosmology, ideals, cultic constructions, and formality practices. excellent for lecture room use, Afro-Caribbean Religions additionally encompasses a thesaurus defining unusual phrases and making a choice on key figures.

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