Jamaica Genesis Paperback

Religion and the Politics of Moral Orders

by Diane J.Austin- Broos; Raymond T. Smith;

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Jamaica Genesis

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This study examines how Pentecostalism has managed to achieve such ascendancy in a former British colony among people of predominantly African descent. This book argues that it has flourished because it successfully mediates between two historically central, yet often oppositional themes in Jamaican religious life: the characteristic African striving for personal freedom and happiness, and the Protestant struggle for atonement and salvation through rigorous ethical piety. The author of this work considers that, 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 compelling vehicle for the negotiation of such fundamental issues as gender, sexuality, race and class. She intends the book to address all those concerned, not simply with Caribbean studies, but with the ongoing transformation of religion and culture.

Jamaica Genesis by Diane J.Austin- Broos; Raymond T. Smith was published by The University of Chicago Press in September 1997 and is our 46417th best seller. The ISBN for Jamaica Genesis is 9780226032863.

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Details for Jamaica Genesis

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherThe University of Chicago Press (September 1997)
Number of Pages324
Thickness19 mm
Height230 mm
Width150 mm
Product Code1147468
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