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Author Houk, James T. (James Titus), 1955- author.

Title Spirits, blood, and drums : the Orisha religion in Trinidad / James T. Houk
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1995
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 238 pages) : illustrations
Contents List of Tables and Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I; 1. Orisha Experiences; 2. Religion, Postmodernism, and Methodology; 3. The Setting; Part II; 4. African Roots of the Orisha Religion; 5. Catholicism and the Orisha Religion; 6. The Spiritual Baptists; 7. Hinduism and the Kabbalah; Part III; 8. Spirits and Spirit Possession; 9. Social Organization of the Orisha Religion; 10. The Orisha and Their Abodes; 11. The Ebo, Feast for the Gods; Part IV; 12. The Orisha Religion as an Open System; 13. Syncretism and Eclecticism versus Africanization
Summary "Valuable, well-presented study examines background, rites and ceremonies, and social organization of Orisha religion, 'arguably the most purely African cultural practice left on the island.' However, worshipers combine, in varying degrees, elements from five traditions - African, Catholic, Hindu, Protestant, and Kabbalah - to form an 'Afro-American religious complex.'"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57. http://www.loc.gov/hlas
Analysis "Multi-User"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-231) and index
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Subject Houk, James T. (James Titus), 1955-
Houk, James T. (James Titus), 1955-
Houk, James T. (James Titus), 1955-
Blacks -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Religion
Godsdienst.
Volksgeloof.
Blacks -- Religion.
Noirs -- Trinité-et-Tobago -- Religion.
RELIGION -- Ethnic & Tribal.
Religion
Religion.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- General.
Trinidad and Tobago -- Religion
Schwarze.
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinité-et-Tobago -- Religion.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 143990376X
1566393493
1566393507
9781439903766
9781566393492
9781566393508