Religion, Culture and Tradition in the Caribbean

Religion, Culture and Tradition in the Caribbean

by Hemchand Gossai
     
 

The Bible is the most widely read and influential book in the Caribbean. It seems to be everywhere and in every thing. The Bible has been used to name, claim, oppress, and exploit natives and the diaspora populations in the Caribbean, and it continues to define Caribbean reality and morality in the 21st century. In this anthology, scholars analyze the most

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The Bible is the most widely read and influential book in the Caribbean. It seems to be everywhere and in every thing. The Bible has been used to name, claim, oppress, and exploit natives and the diaspora populations in the Caribbean, and it continues to define Caribbean reality and morality in the 21st century. In this anthology, scholars analyze the most fundamental assumptions and practices derived from different readings of the Bible at different epochs in Caribbean history. It tells a gripping tale of the struggle of ethnic peoples to find meaning, “existence,” and reality in a world they did not create.

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Caribbean scholars and scholars of Caribbean studies analyze assumptions and practices derived from different readings of the Bible at different periods in Caribbean history. Themes include colonialism, Christianity, and history as religious contexts and texts; discourse on scripture, culture, and political interaction; and Rastafari, hermeneutics, and the politics of liberation. Some specific topics include Hindu Indo-Guyanese women, and the impact of Rastafarian womanhood in the Caribbean and abroad. Gossai teaches religion at Muhlenberg College. Murrell teaches philosophy and religion at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312232429
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.54(h) x 1.04(d)

Meet the Author

Hemchand Gossai is Associate Professor of Religion at Muhlenberg College.

Nathaniel Samuel Murrell is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

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