By Ennis B. Edmonds,Michelle A. Gonzalez
The colonial heritage of the Caribbean created a context during which many faiths, from indigenous to African-based to Christian, intermingled with each other, making a wealthy range of spiritual lifestyles. Caribbean non secular History bargains the 1st entire non secular heritage of the region.
Ennis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez commence their exploration with the non secular traditions of the Amerindians who flourished ahead of touch with ecu colonizers, then element the transplantation of Catholic and Protestant Christianity and their centuries of struggles to develop into indispensable to the Caribbean’s spiritual ethos, and hint the 20th century penetration of yank Evangelical Christianity, fairly in its Pentecostal and Holiness iterations. Caribbean non secular History additionally illuminates the impression of Africans and their descendants at the shaping of such non secular traditions as Vodou, Santeria, Revival Zion, non secular Baptists, and Rastafari, and the luck of Indian indentured workers and their descendants in reconstituting Hindu and Islamic practices of their new environment.
Paying cautious awareness to the region’s social and political background, Edmonds and Gonzalez current a one-volume panoramic advent to this religiously vivid a part of the world.
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