Working the Spirit Ceremonies of the African Diaspora

ISBN-10: 0807012211
ISBN-13: 9780807012215
Edition: 1995
Authors: Joseph M. Murphy
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Description: "A brilliant comparative study of the workings of the Spirit among practitioners of African-derived religions. . . . A 'must read' for students of African, Caribbean, Brazilian, and African American religions."-Choice

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 1/30/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

"A brilliant comparative study of the workings of the Spirit among practitioners of African-derived religions. . . . A 'must read' for students of African, Caribbean, Brazilian, and African American religions."-Choice

Joseph Murphy is associate professor in the Theology Department at Georgetown University. He is the author of Santeria: An African Religion in North America and Working the Spirit: Ceremonies of the African Diaspora.Mei-Mei Sanford received her doctorate in Religion and Society from Drew University. She was a Fulbright Fellow in Nigeria. She currently does research in Nigeria and in African-American and Yoruba expatriate religious communities in the United States.

Preface
Note on Orthographies
Introduction
Haitian Vodou
Candombl� in Brazil
Cuban and Cuban American Santer�a
Revival Zion in Jamaica
The Black Church in the United States
Working the Spirit
Acknowledgments
Notes
Glossary
Select Bibliography
Index

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