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Working The Spirit - Joseph M. Murphy


Published: 30th January 1995
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"An appreciative and user-friendly book on religion in the African diaspora. Murphy's skillfully drawn portraits offer an inviting introduction to the religious worlds of Vodou, Candomble, Santeria, Revival Zion, and the Black Church" – David W. Wills, Amherst College

'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

Prefacep. ix
Note on Orthographiesp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Haitian Vodoup. 10
Candomblé in Brazilp. 44
Cuban and Cuban American SanterĂ­ap. 81
Revival Zion in Jamaicap. 114
The Black Church in the United Statesp. 145
Working the Spiritp. 176
Acknowledgmentsp. 201
Notesp. 203
Glossaryp. 239
Select Bibliographyp. 247
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9780807012215
ISBN-10: 0807012211
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 30th January 1995
Publisher: Beacon Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43