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Looking beyond the myths of "black magic" surrounding the religions of the African diaspora, Joseph M. Murphy explores the contemporary rituals of five traditions in the Americas--from Vodou in Haiti to the Black Church in the United States. "A valuable guidebook to the enduring and ever-changing African religious heritage in this hemisphere".--The New York Times Book Review.

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"A brilliant comparative study of the workings of the Spirit among practitioners of African-derived religions. . . . A 'must read' for students of African, Caribbean, Brazilian, and African American religions." —Choice

About the Author

 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. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807012215
Author:
Murphy, Joseph M.
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Author:
Murphy, Joseph M.
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Ethnic & Tribal
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
January 1995
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x .6 in .8419 lb

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