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From Garvey to Marley Rastafari Theology

ISBN-10: 0813030781
ISBN-13: 9780813030784
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 4/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

The history of the theology and rituals of Rastafarianism features accents of the reggae rhythms of Bob Marley and the teachings and philosophy of Marcus Garvey, the black nationalist who motivated many of his fellow Jamaicans to embrace their African ancestral roots. The author, a theologian raised in the Jamaican village in which the Rastafarian faith originated, offers a serious inquiry into the movement with the perspective of an insider. Marley, who died in 1981, is the best known and one of the most articulate exponents of the themes of race consciousness that provide the core of Rasta hermeneutics. The poet and musician also made the faith appealing to the Jamaican middle class, which had turned away from the "Back to Africa" message that Garvey delivered in the 1930s. Noel Leo Erskine isolated and defines the main tenets of Rastafarianism, which emerged toward the end of the 20th century as a way of life and as a new international religion. He includes biographical descriptions of the key players in the development of Rastafari theology, provides details of its organization and ethos, and discusses the role of women in the religion, Examining the religion's relationship to Christianity, Erskine relates the Rastas to 19th-century Nature Baptist and Revivalist traditions on the island and to the black theology movement in the United Status. The Rastas see the European and North American churches as representatives of an oppressive colonial class, he writes. The Rastafarian name for God--"Jah"--"is derived from, Yahveh, the God of the Hebrews, and members of the faith connect their struggle for dignity and solidarity in Jamaican society with the struggle of the oppressedIsraelites. "Jah" and not the Bible is the decisive source of morality and truth for the Rastas.

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