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Jamaica Genesis : Religion and the Politics of Moral Orders - Diane J.Austin- Broos

Jamaica Genesis

Religion and the Politics of Moral Orders

Paperback Published: 1st January 1997
ISBN: 9780226032863
Number Of Pages: 324

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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.

List of Illustrations
Cast into a Tumultuous World
A Certain Moral Inheritance
Revival and the Healing of Sin
Hierarchy and Revival Culture: Precursors to Pentecostalism
Preachers and Pentecostalism
A Modern Pentecostalism: Ritual Resolutions and Gender Divides
Pentecostal Experience and Embodied Rite
Exhorting the Saints
Hierarchy, Healing, and the Birth of Brides
Table 1. Population by Religious Affiliation, by Sex, All Jamaica
App: Table 2. Adherents for Selected Faiths
The Pauline Injunctions to Feminine Submission
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ISBN: 9780226032863
ISBN-10: 0226032868
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 1st January 1997
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 2