Journeys to the Spiritual Lands: The Natural History of a West Indian Religion

Hardcover | April 28, 2000

byWallace W. Zane

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Although much has been written on the Afro-Catholic syncretic religions of Vodou, Candomble, and Santeria, the Spiritual Baptists--an Afro-Caribbean religion based on Protestant Christianity--have received little attention. This work offers the first detailed examination of the SpiritualBaptists or "Converted". Based on 18 months of fieldwork on the Island of St. Vincent (where the religion arose) and among Vincentian immigrants in Brooklyn, Zane's analysis makes a contribution to the literature on African-American and African Diaspora religion and the anthropology of religion moregenerally.

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Although much has been written on the Afro-Catholic syncretic religions of Vodou, Candomble, and Santeria, the Spiritual Baptists--an Afro-Caribbean religion based on Protestant Christianity--have received little attention. This work offers the first detailed examination of the SpiritualBaptists or "Converted". Based on 18 months of fi...

Wallace W. Zane is at Los Angeles Southwest College.
Format:HardcoverPublished:April 28, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195128451

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"Zane offers an outstanding account of Baptist ritual as well as valuable information concerning the religion's origins and development....this book contains some of the best descriptions of Spiritual Baptist ritual ever published and constitutes an important contribution to the study ofAfrican American religion."--Choice