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Three Eyes for the Journey: African Dimensions of the Jamaican Religious Experience

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Three Eyes for the Journey: African Dimensions of the Jamaican Religious Experience

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Studies of African-derived religious traditions have generally focused on their retention of African elements. This emphasis, says Dianne Stewart, slights the ways in which communities in the African diaspora have created and formed new religious meaning. In this fieldwork-based study Stewart shows that African people have been agents of their own religious, ritual, and theological formation. She examines the African-derived and African-centered traditions in historical and contemporary Jamaica: Myal, Obeah, Native Baptist, Revival/Zion, Kumina, and Rastafari, and draws on them to forge a new womanist liberation theology for the Caribbean.

ISBN: 9780195154153

ISBN-10: 9780195154153

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Publication Date: 07/07/2005 - 12:00am

On Sale: 07/07/2005 - 12:00am

Pages: 368

Language: English

Categories

Ethnic & Tribal

Caribbean & West Indies - General

Comparative Religion