Afro-Caribbean religions

an introduction to their historical, cultural, and sacred traditions
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Temple University Press , Philadelphia, PA
Afro-Caribbean
StatementNathaniel Samuel Murrell.
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LC ClassificationsBL2565 .M87 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL23197385M
ISBN 139781439900406, 9781439900413
LC Control Number2009012263

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.

“Afro-Caribbean Religions is an excellent book—richly informative, well researched and organized. Murrell explains complex religions in accessible language, and successfully informs the reader about the contents and histories of the religions that are so respectfully presented by: Afro-Caribbean Religions: An Introduction to Their Historical, Cultural, and Sacred Traditions.

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Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Religion is one of the most important elements of Afro-Caribbean /5. “Afro-Caribbean Religions is an excellent book—richly informative, well researched and organized. Murrell explains complex religions in accessible language, and successfully informs the reader about the contents and histories of the religions that are so respectfully presented here/5(4).

Those Afro-Caribbean religions mentioned thus far Afro-Caribbean religions book all quite similar to each other and follow almost exactly the beliefs, structure and practices of the mother religion, Yoruba.

Afro-Caribbean religions book deities Afro-Caribbean religions book the same across the board and the way rituals are done is about the same too.

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There is one religion we haven’t yet touched on that, like the others. Afro-Caribbean employees may therefore need to take off about a week of work when a loved one has passed away.

Funeral Rites and Post Death Practices: There are extensive rituals in Afro-Caribbean religions surrounding death, many of which are not shared openly.

One example of a private practice that has been made public is the Haitian Vodoun. 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. Characteristics. Afro-American religions involve veneration of the dead, and include a creator deity along with a pantheon of divine spirits such as the Orisha, Loa, Nkisi, and Alusi, among addition to the religious syncretism of these various African traditions, many also incorporate elements of Folk Catholicism, Native American religion, Spiritism, Spiritualism and European folklore.

Some of the book delves into Afro-Caribbean religions; however, the MacBeth curse is also visited, as is the supposed curse on King Tut’s tomb. Gordon also touches briefly on modern witch hunts in the form of the Satanic Panic and child abuse allegations in the s, and on the theory of tulpas, or thought-forms, as potential causes of.

"Afro-Caribbean Religions is an excellent book—richly informative, well researched and well organized. Murrell explains complex religions in accessible language and successfully informs the reader about the content and history of the religions that are so respectfully presented here.

The article is a book review of Afro-Caribbean Religions: An Introduction to Their Historical, Cultural, and Sacred Traditions. published in the Journal of African American History. Afro- Caribbean religions9 in ways I found invaluable to this study.

My book is an extension of the vision of these works, with a trajectory treating all Afro- Caribbean religions under one cover.

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Historically, Afro- Caribbean religions were treated as backward pagan prac-File Size: KB. In Afro-Caribbean Religions, Nathaniel Samuel Murrell provides a comprehensive study that respectfully traces the social, historical, and political contexts of these religions.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Afro-Caribbean religions. [London]: Ward Lock Educational, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors.

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 Brand: Temple University Press.

Afro-Caribbean Religions By dopper, Black Kos, Managing Editor Religion is one of the most important cultural markers that links Afro-Caribbean people to their African ancestors. Scattered. British African-Caribbean people are residents of the United Kingdom who are of Caribbean descent whose ancestors were primarily indigenous to immigration to the United Kingdom from Africa increased in the s, the term has sometimes been used to include UK residents solely of African origin or as a term to define all Black British residents, though the phrase African and Caribbean.

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Indigenous Afro-Caribbean Religion refers to the new religious movements within the Caribbean due to the syncretism of the indigenous African religions of the African slaves with the other. Afro-Caribbean Religions: An Introduction to Their Historical, Cultural, and Sacred Traditions - Ebook written by Nathaniel Samuel Murrell.

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Revealing ® World Religions includes twelve modules that cover the religions most often taught in introductory religion courses—Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Shinto, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—along with modules on the academic study of religion, indigenous religions, and religious pluralism in the 21st century.

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Get FREE 7-day instant eTextbook access. As Afro-Caribbean culture has become more accepted among Caribbean Latinos and non-Latinos in the past decade or two, a number of books by Latina authors have come out in.

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 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. While the study of Caribbean religions could be seen as a gradual progression from a focus on the exotic to more. Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

The African earth religions are repeatedly misrep /5. Largely a product of forced migrations and the dramatic encounter between the Old World and the New World, the best documented Caribbean religions—such as Haitian voodoo, Rastafarianism, Cuban Santeria, and the Spiritual Baptists in Trinidad—are prime examples of creativity and change in this dynamic region that has become a fertile ground.

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Elizabeth McAlister's research focuses on Afro-Caribbean religions including Haitian Vodou, race theory, transnational migration, pentecostalism, and spiritual warfare.

In recent years McAlister has written on aggressive forms of prayer, zombies in pop culture, Haiti after. She was the recipient of a UM College of Arts and Sciences Gabelli Senior Scholar Award. Her next single-authored book project studies how Afro-Caribbean religions became a touchstone in the fields of mind-body medicine and psychology in the late eighteenth-.

An exploration of all things magical and mysterious in the worlds of Voodoo, Hoodoo, Santeria, Vodou, Obeah, and other Afro-Caribbean religions by .Generally called African-derived or more recently Afro-Atlantic religions, the religious practices transplanted to the Americas through the enslavement of Africans are differently defined according to their regional background: African American religion for the “black Church” in the United States; Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Cuban and Afro.David Childs, "Nathaniel Samuel Murrell, Afro-Caribbean Religions: An Introduction to Their Historical, Cultural, and Sacred Traditions," The Journal of African American Hist .