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Three Eyes for the Journey: African Dimensions of the Jamaican Religious Experience

 
 
 
 
Three Eyes for the Journey: African Dimensions of the Jamaican Religious Experience
Author: Dianne M. Stewart
ISBN 13: 9780195175578
ISBN 10: 195175573
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2005-07-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $38.95
 
 

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