The colonial historical past of the Caribbean created a context within which many faiths, from indigenous to African-based to Christian, intermingled with each other, making a wealthy range of spiritual lifestyles. Caribbean spiritual History deals the 1st accomplished spiritual heritage of the region.
Ennis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez start their exploration with the spiritual traditions of the Amerindians who flourished sooner than touch with ecu colonizers, then aspect the transplantation of Catholic and Protestant Christianity and their centuries of struggles to turn into imperative to the Caribbean’s spiritual ethos, and hint the 20th century penetration of yankee Evangelical Christianity, rather in its Pentecostal and Holiness iterations. Caribbean spiritual History additionally illuminates the effect of Africans and their descendants at the shaping of such spiritual traditions as Vodou, Santeria, Revival Zion, religious Baptists, and Rastafari, and the luck of Indian indentured employees and their descendants in reconstituting Hindu and Islamic practices of their new environment.
Paying cautious cognizance to the region’s social and political background, Edmonds and Gonzalez current a one-volume panoramic creation to this religiously bright a part of the world.