Crucial Issues in Caribbean Religions
Crucial Issues in Caribbean Religions concentrates on the effects of intersections in the Caribbean of major world religions such as Christianity (both Catholicism and Protestantism), Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism, with indigenous religions such as Caribs and Arawaks, and African-derived religions such as Lucumi (Yoruba/Santeria/Regla de Ocha), Regla de Palo, Vodun, Obeah, Rastafari, Orisa, or Shango in Trinidad. Closely examined are the social and economic problems and issues of exile, slavery, oppression, racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, cultural dominance, religious diversity, syncretism, popular religiosity, religious and spiritual imperialism, continuity and change, survival techniques in the face of attempts at eradication by religious powers, interreligious dialogue, and the quest for universal spirituality.
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Chapter One The Encounter of Religions in a New World
Chapter Two The Present Setting of Caribbean
Chapter Three Challenges of NonChristian Spirituality
Chapter Four Issues of ReligioSocial and Cultural Manifestations
Chapter Five Crucial Issues in Obeah and Rastafari
Chapter Six Crucial Issues in Haitian Vodou
Chapter Seven Crucial Issues in Cuban and Puerto Rican
Chapter Eight Crucial Issues in Jamaican Religions
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