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Author Murrell, Nathaniel Samuel

Title Afro-Caribbean religions : an introduction to their historical, cultural, and sacred traditions / Nathaniel Samuel Murrell

Publ Info Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, 2010
 CCE Main Collection  BL2565 M87 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  BL2565 .M87 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  BL2565 .M87 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  BL2565 .M87 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript viii, 431 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Part I: African connections : historical roots of Afro-Caribbean religions. Yoruba, Fon-Ewe, Ashanti, and Kongo cultural history -- African cultus and functionaries -- Part II: Vodou : Haitian religion. Vodou and the Haitians' struggle -- Serving the lwa -- Part III: Santeria and Palo Monte : Cuban religion of the Orisha and drums. Caribbean Santeria -- Energy of the Ashe community and cultus -- Palo Monte Mayombe -- Part IV: Creole religions of the Southern Caribbean. Dancing to Orixas' axe in Candomble -- Umbanda and its antecedents -- Orisha powers: Creole religion in Trinidad and Tobago -- Part V: Jamaica's Creole religions : culture of resistance and rhythms. Obeah : magical art of resistance -- Myal and Kumina in Jamaica's past -- Poco, Zion and Convince -- The Rastafari chant
LC subject Afro-Caribbean cults
ISBN 9781439900406 (cloth : alk. paper)
143990040X (cloth : alk. paper)
9781439900413 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1439900418 (pbk. : alk. paper)