Afro-Caribbean Religions: An Introduction to Their by Nathaniel Samuel Murrell

By Nathaniel Samuel Murrell

Religion is among the most vital 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 presents a accomplished learn that respectfully lines the social, historic, and political contexts of those religions. And, simply because Brazil has the biggest African inhabitants on this planet outdoors of Africa, and has historical ties to the Caribbean, Murrell incorporates a part on Candomble, Umbanda, Xango, and Batique.

This accessibly written advent to Afro-Caribbean religions examines the cultural traditions and changes of all the African-derived religions of the Caribbean in addition to their cosmology, ideals, cultic buildings, and formality practices. perfect for school room use, Afro-Caribbean Religions additionally incorporates a thesaurus defining unusual phrases and opting for key figures.

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