Working the Spirit: Ceremonies of the African Diaspora
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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WORKING THE SPIRIT: Ceremonies of the African DiasporaUser Review - Kirkus
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
Working the spirit: ceremonies of the African diasporaUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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