Yoruba in Diaspora: An African Church in London

Yoruba in Diaspora: An African Church in London

by H. Harris

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Yoruba in Diaspora: An African Church in London by H. Harris

The Nigerian diaspora is now world-wide, and when Yoruba travel, they take with them their religious organizations. As a member of the Cherubim and Seraphim church in London for over thirty years, anthropologist Hermione Harris explores a world of prayer, spirit possession, and divination through dreams and visions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349535507
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 02/09/2016
Series: Contemporary Anthropology of Religion
Edition description: 1st ed. 2006
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

HERMIONE HARRIS is an Anthropologist, currently a research associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, UK.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
"Stars of the World": Yoruba Worker-Students in Britain     19
The Cherubim and Seraphim Church, United Kingdom     41
From Ase to Agbara: The Concept of Spiritual Power in the Cherubim and Seraphim     55
"Electrical Energy": Dynamic Metaphors of Spiritual Power     83
Experiencing Power: Possession by the Holy Spirit     111
Revelation as Divinatory Practice     139
"Practical Christianity": Revelation and the Power of Prayer     171
Epilogue: Empowerment and Yoruba Christianity     209
Glossary     239
Notes     241
Bibliography     261
Index     284

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