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Sacred Spaces and Religious Traditions in Oriente Cuba

Sacred Spaces and Religious Traditions in Oriente Cuba

by Jualynne E. Dodson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826343538

ISBN-13: 9780826343536

Pub. Date: 09/28/2008

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Spaces set apart by religious practitioners to represent their understanding of the sacredness of their world provide useful windows into the collective history and the expression of ideas of a religion and its followers. Jualynne Dodson explores sacred spaces constructed between 1998 and 2007 by contemporary practitioners of four popular religions in Cuba's

Overview

Spaces set apart by religious practitioners to represent their understanding of the sacredness of their world provide useful windows into the collective history and the expression of ideas of a religion and its followers. Jualynne Dodson explores sacred spaces constructed between 1998 and 2007 by contemporary practitioners of four popular religions in Cuba's eastern Oriente region. Three of these religions, Palo Mayombé, Vodú, and Muertera Bembé de Sao, are Africa-based traditions while the fourth, Espiritismo, is indigenous to Cuba and Oriente, though it evolved from traditions of the U.S. and Europe. While the religions vary in historical development, in material artifact, and ritual activities that comprise their content, images in this book reflect inherited and shared cosmic orientation of the traditions.

The investigation of Dodson and the African Atlantic Research team offers an interconnected examination of the history and embedded understandings of these four religions while simultaneously offering a panoramic view of religious development in Cuba and practitioners' struggle for a self-defined, Africa-based nature for their religious activities on the island.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826343536
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Series:
Religions of the Americas Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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