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Three Eyes for the Journey : African Dimensions of the Jamaican Religious Experience - Dianne M. Stewart

Three Eyes for the Journey

African Dimensions of the Jamaican Religious Experience

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Published: 1st November 2004
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Studies of African-derived religious traditions have generally focused on their retention of African elements. This emphasis, says Dianne Stewart, slights the ways in which communities in the African diaspora have created and formed new religious meaning. In this fieldwork-based study Stewart shows that African people have been agents of their own religious, ritual, and theological formation. She examines the African-derived and African-centered traditions in historical and contemporary Jamaica: Myal, Obeah, Native Baptist, Revival/Zion, Kumina, and Rastafari, and draws on them to forge a new womanist liberation theology for the Caribbean.

"What Stewart is speaking for in a remarkable trans-discipline manner is a revision which allows religions to be able to talk with--rather than howl at--one another. Stewarts scholarship makes a major pathfinding and breakthrough contribution to theological studies, Caribbean theology in particular, and Caribbean studies." --Kamau Brathwaite, Professor of Comparative Literature, New York University "Dianne Stewart's Three Eyes for the Journey is a provocative and engaging account of the African derived religious traditions of Jamaica. Her lived experience and her field research in Jamaica and other parts of the black Atlantic world enable her to establish in significant depth the historical contour and scholarly interpretation of indigenous Jamaican religious and cultural traditions. Stewart has brilliantly mapped out a new approach to the study of a Caribbean religion. The book should be required reading for theologians, historians of religion, and ordinary readers who are interested in Jamaican religion, culture and society." --Jacob K. Olupona, Director and Professor, African American and African Studies, The University of California, Davis "What Stewart is speaking for in a remarkable trans-discipline manner is a revision which allows religions to be able to talk with--rather than howl at--one another. Stewart's scholarship makes a major pathfinding and breakthrough contribution to theological studies, Caribbean theology in particular, and Caribbean studies." --Kamau Brathwaite, Professor of Comparative Literature, New York University "Dianne Stewart's Three Eyes for the Journey is a provocative and engaging account of the African-derived religious traditions of Jamaica. Her lived experience and her field research in Jamaica and other parts of the black Atlantic world enable her to establish in significant depth the historical contour and scholarly interpretation of indigenous Jamaican religious and cultural traditions. Stewart has brilliantly mapped out a new approach to the study of a Caribbean religion. The book should be required reading for theologians, historians of religion, and ordinary readers who are interested in Jamaican religion, culture and society." --Jacob K. Olupona, Director and Professor, African American and African Studies, The University of California, Davis

Divination: Introductionp. 3
Libation: Four Centuries of Encounter and Transitionp. 15
Incantation: European Attitudes toward Africanness in Jamaicap. 69
Offering: Trajectories of African-Jamaican Religiosityp. 91
Visitation: The Legacy of African-Derived Religions in Jamaicap. 139
Communion: Toward a Caribbean Theology of Collective Memoryp. 189
Notesp. 243
Bibliographyp. 295
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ISBN: 9780195175578
ISBN-10: 0195175573
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.51