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How has Pentecostalism, a decidedly American form of Christian revivalism, managed to achieve such phenomenal religious ascendancy in a former British colony among people of predominately African descent? According to Diane J. Austin-Broos, Pentecostalism has flourished because it successfully mediates between two historically central yet often oppositional themes in Jamaican religious life—the characteristically African striving for personal freedom and happiness, and the Protestant struggle for atonement and salvation through rigorous ethical piety. With its emphasis on the individual experience of grace and on the ritual efficacy of spiritual healing, and with its vibrantly expressive worship, Jamaican Pentecostalism has become a powerful and compelling vehicle for the negotiation of such fundamental issues as gender, sexuality, race, and class. Jamaica Genesis is a work of signal importance to all those concerned not simply with Caribbean studies but with the ongoing transformation of religion andculture.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword

Raymond T. Smith

Preface

Introduction

1: Cast into a Tumultuous World

2: A Certain Moral Inheritance

3: Revival and the Healing of Sin

4: Hierarchy and Revival Culture: Precursors to Pentecostalism

5: Preachers and Pentecostalism

6: A Modern Pentecostalism: Ritual Resolutions and Gender Divides

7: Pentecostal Experience and Embodied Rite

8: Exhorting the Saints

9: Hierarchy, Healing, and the Birth of Brides

Conclusion

App. I: Table 1. Population by Religious Affiliation, by Sex, All Jamaica

App: Table 2. Adherents for Selected Faiths

App. II: The Pauline Injunctions to Feminine Submission

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226032849
Foreword:
Smith, Raymond T.
Author:
Smith, Raymond T.
Foreword by:
Smith, Raymond T.
Foreword:
Smith, Raymond T.
Author:
Austin-Broos, Diane J.
Author:
Austin-Broos, Diane
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
Pentecostalism
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Sociology, christian
Subject:
Pentecostal churches
Subject:
Christianity - Pentecostalism
Subject:
Sociology of Religion x
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
Christianity - Pentecostal & Charismatic
Subject:
Jamaica Religious life and customs.
Subject:
Pentecostal churches -- Jamaica.
Subject:
Christianity-Charismatic and Pentecostal
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19970831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 halftones, 4 maps, 2 tables
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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