Santeria: African Spirits in America

Santeria: African Spirits in America

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by Joseph M. Murphy
     
 

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Santería represents the first in-depth, scholarly account of a profound way of wisdom that is growing in importance in America today. A professional academic and himself a participant in the Santería community of the Bronx for several years, Joseph Murphy offers a powerful description and insightful analysis of this African/Cuban…  See more details below

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Santería represents the first in-depth, scholarly account of a profound way of wisdom that is growing in importance in America today. A professional academic and himself a participant in the Santería community of the Bronx for several years, Joseph Murphy offers a powerful description and insightful analysis of this African/Cuban religion. He traces the survival of an ancient spiritual path from its West African Yoruba origins, through nearly two centuries of slavery in the New World, to its presence in the urban centers of the United States, where it continues to inspire seekers with its compelling vision. 

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Informative and a joy to read. . . . It strikes a balance between participation and observation in an explanation of Santeria that will please believer and scholar alike. —Shaman's Drum

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ISBN-13:
9780807095621
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
579,757
File size:
5 MB

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Joseph M. Murphy is the Paul J. (C'62) and Chandler M. Tagliabue Distinguished Professor in Interfaith Studies and Dialogue in the Department of Theology at Georgetown University. 

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Santeria: African Spirits in America 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As an Aleyo, I was reading everything I could on my culture. I CUT MY FIRST TEETH with this book! Definitely a great read. Always remember that everyones views and experiences will never be like your own. Beni. Ire,o