The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions
Volume 1: A-L; Volume 2: M-Z
The essential resource for religions of the Caribbean
The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions is the definitive reference for Caribbean religious phenomena from a Caribbean perspective. Generously illustrated, this landmark project combines the breadth of a comparative approach to religion with the depth of understanding of Caribbean spirituality as an ever-changing and varied historical phenomenon. Organized alphabetically, entries examine how Caribbean religious experiences have been shaped by and have responded to the processes of colonialism and the challenges of the postcolonial world.
Systematically organized by theme and area, the encyclopedia considers religious traditions such as Vodou, Rastafari, Sunni Islam, Sanatan Dharma, Judaism, and the Roman Catholic and Seventh-day Adventist churches. Detailed subentries present topics such as religious rituals, beliefs, practices, specific historical developments, geographical differences, and gender roles within major traditions. Also included are entries that address the religious dimensions of geographical territories that make up the Caribbean.
Representing the culmination of more than a decade of work by the associates of the Caribbean Religions Project, The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions will foster a greater understanding of the role of religion in Caribbean life and society, in the Caribbean diaspora, and in wider national and transnational spaces.
"Both the content and perspective of The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions make it a special work. It fills a huge gap left by existing reference sources. Enthusiastically recommended."--Booklist
"This absorbing exploration of various major themes and topics concerning Caribbean religions is rich with text, photographs, and illustrations; and quite comprehensive."--Library Journal
"A tour de force."--Neil Armstrong, The Gleaner
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