Working the Spirit: Ceremonies of the African Diaspora

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Beacon Press, 1994 - Religion - 263 pages
Looking beyond the myths of "black magic" surrounding the religions of the African diaspora, Joseph M. Murphy explores the contemporary rituals of five traditions in the Americas--from Vodou in Haiti to the Black Church in the United States. "A valuable guidebook to the enduring and ever-changing African religious heritage in this hemisphere".--The New York Times Book Review.
 

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Murphy's Santer°a (1988) was a dramatic firsthand, if scholarly, account of that African-Cuban religion. The Georgetown theology professor's new book—equally scholarly and at once more controversial ... Read full review

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Murphy ( Santeria: African Spirits in America , Beacon, 1988) casts his net wider in this work, examining and experiencing the commonalities of African traditions found in five cases of black ... Read full review

Contents

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Joseph M. Murphy is the Paul J. (C'62) and Chandler M. Tagliabue Distinguished Professor in Interfaith Studies and Dialogue in the Department of Theology at Georgetown University.

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