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Three Eyes for the Journey – African Dimensions of the Jamaican Religious Experience - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Three Eyes for the Journey: African Dimensions of the Jamaican Religious Experience

Dianne M. Stewart


Studies of African-derived religious traditions have generally focused on their retention of African elements. This emphasis slights the ways in which communities in the African diaspora have created and formed new religious meaning. In this fieldwork-based study, this book shows that African people have been agents of their own religious, ritual, and theological formation. The book examines the African-derived and African-centered traditions in historical and contemporary Jamaica: Myal, Obeah, Native Baptist, Revival/Zion, Kumina, and Rastafari, drawing on them to forge a new womanist liberat ... More

Keywords: religion, Africa, diaspora, ritual, theology, traditions, Jamaica, Myal, Obeah, Native Baptist

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195154153
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005 DOI:10.1093/0195154150.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dianne M. Stewart, author
Emory University
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