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Caribbean Religious History: An Introduction

Ennis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez


The colonial history of the Caribbean created a context in which many religions, from indigenous to African-based to Christian, intermingled with one another, creating a rich diversity of religious life. This book offers the first comprehensive religious history of the region. It begins with the religious traditions of the Amerindians who flourished prior to contact with European colonizers, then details the transplantation of Catholic and Protestant Christianity and their centuries of struggles to become integral to the Caribbean's religious ethos, and traces the twentieth-century penetration ... More

Keywords: Caribbean, colonial history, religious history, Catholic Christianity, Protestant Christianity, American Evangelical Christianity, Africans, Amerindians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780814722343
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814722343.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ennis B. Edmonds, author

Michelle A. Gonzalez, author