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Legitimation, Indigenization, and Contextualization

Ennis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Caribbean Religious History: An Introduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722343
eISBN:
9780814722848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722343.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter looks at contemporary issues facing religion in the Caribbean today. Caribbean religions entered the twenty-first century as established religious traditions at the defining moment for ... More


Conclusion

Ennis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Caribbean Religious History: An Introduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722343
eISBN:
9780814722848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722343.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This concluding chapter presents some final thoughts from the authors. This book has offered some broad brushstrokes of the history of religions in the Caribbean. It is in no way exhaustive and ... More


Migration and Revitalization: Hinduism, Islam, and Rastafarianism

Ennis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Caribbean Religious History: An Introduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722343
eISBN:
9780814722848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722343.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on three religious traditions—Hinduism, Islam, and Rastafari—that reflect post-emancipation colonial Caribbean religion and the negotiation of identity as the island nations ... More


Amerindians and Spanish Catholics in Contact

Ennis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Caribbean Religious History: An Introduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722343
eISBN:
9780814722848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722343.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Historical and archaeological evidence suggests that the islands of the Caribbean and the Bahamas have been continuously occupied since 4000 B.C.E. From that time on, repeated waves of migrations ... More


Introduction

Alexander Rocklin

in The Regulation of Religion and the Making of Hinduism in Colonial Trinidad

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648712
eISBN:
9781469648736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648712.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the ways in which colonialism and imperial expansion have functioned as engines for processes of religion-making. Before the emergence of "Hinduism" in the early twentieth ... More


For God and Nation: Protestantism in the Colonial Caribbean

Ennis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Caribbean Religious History: An Introduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722343
eISBN:
9780814722848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722343.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on Protestantism in the Caribbean from the beginning of the northern European challenge to the Spanish monopoly in the region. When the Protestant nations of Great Britain and ... More


Mainline and Sideline: Post-Independence Mainline Protestantism and Pentecostalism

Ennis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Caribbean Religious History: An Introduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722343
eISBN:
9780814722848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722343.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on the role of the churches in the post-emancipation era and the emergence of the distinction between “mainline” churches (European-derived, with high status) and “clap-hand” ... More


Creole African Traditions: Santería, Palo Monte, Abakuá, Vodou, and Espiritismo

Ennis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Caribbean Religious History: An Introduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722343
eISBN:
9780814722848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722343.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The importation of large numbers of Africans for slave labor plantations introduced numerous ethnic groups and their cultural heritages to the Caribbean. This chapter deals with creole religious ... More


Afro-Christian Faiths: Revival Zion and Spiritual Baptists

Ennis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Caribbean Religious History: An Introduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722343
eISBN:
9780814722848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722343.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter investigates Afro-Christian traditions that have fused African and Christian elements to create new religious traditions, including the emergence and evolution of such groups as Revival ... More


Introduction: Pentecostal Cultural Change

Brendan Jamal Thornton

in Negotiating Respect: Pentecostalism, Masculinity, and the Politics of Spiritual Authority in the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061689
eISBN:
9780813051109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061689.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Negotiating Respect is a book about Pentecostal cultural change and meaning making among evangelical converts and the role of religious identity in shaping social realities for Dominican barrio ... More


Standardizing Sanatana Dharma

Alexander Rocklin

in The Regulation of Religion and the Making of Hinduism in Colonial Trinidad

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648712
eISBN:
9781469648736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648712.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter looks at the politics of recognition and "orthodox" Hindu identity, focusing on the competition between two Sanatanist Hindu organizations, the Sanatan Dharma Association and the Sanatan ... More


The Regulation of Religion and the Making of Hinduism in Colonial Trinidad

Alexander Rocklin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648712
eISBN:
9781469648736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648712.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

How can religious freedom be granted to people who do not have a religion? While Indian indentured workers in colonial Trinidad practiced cherished rituals, "Hinduism" was not a widespread category ... More


The African Diaspora and Language: Movement, Borrowing, and Return

Maureen Warner-Lewis

in Tracing Language Movement in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190657543
eISBN:
9780190657574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657543.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Nowhere in the Americas is any African language used for routine communicative purposes. But fossilized spoken texts, songs, and chants are still performed for rituals, largely but not exclusively of ... More


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