Reclaiming African Religions in Trinidad: The Socio-Political Legitimation of the Orisha and Spiritual Baptist Faiths
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Caribbean Cultural Studies
Contents8
Illustrations9
Preface10
Preface10
Introduction14
Note on Terms and Spelling31
1. The Orisha Religion in Trinidad Today32
2. Spiritual/Shouter Baptism in Trinidad Today61
3. The Formal Processes of Political Legitimation80
4. The Orisha Religion from Sacred to Secular109
5. Contested Theologies in the Orisha Religion139
6. The Role of Syncretism in the Orisha Religion Today168
7. African Religions and Popular Culture188
8. Conclusion224
Appendix. My Life with Ebenezer Elliott (Pa Neezer)233
Notes242
Glossary255