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Caribbean Religious HistoryAn Introduction$
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Ennis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780814722343

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814722343.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Caribbean Crossroads: Historical and Theoretical Considerations

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
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Caribbean Religious History
Author(s):

Ennis B. Edmonds

Michelle A. Gonzalez

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814722343.003.0001

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, namely to trace the historical trajectory of the major (and some minor) religious traditions of the Caribbean against the broader background of Caribbean social history, paying particular attention to the historical events and processes that have shaped the religious experiences of the Caribbean people. It argues that to study the history of the Caribbean without serious consideration of the function and role of religion is to miss a fundamental dimension of Caribbean cultures. The chapter then offers a brief profile of the Caribbean followed by a discussion of theoretical perspectives on the evolution and character of religion in the Caribbean. A brief overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   religious traditions, Caribbean, social history, religion

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