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Obeah, Christ and Rastaman


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This is a book about an extraordinarily rich and varied culture - a culture in which 'most of the religio-political movements of the world are to be found epitomised in some form'.
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Author's Preface 1. Introduction 2. The Culture and Religion of the Aborigines 3. The Peoples of Jamaica 4. The African Origins of Jamaican Slaves 5. Some Aspects of African Religion 6. Treatment of Slaves in the Carribean 7. Jamaican Slaves and Christianity 8. African Survivals 9. Revivalism and Pocomania 10. Cumina and Other Ceremonies 11. The Rastafarians 12. Christian Sects and Denominations 13. Religion and Jamaican Society 14. Conclusions Bibliography Appendices: 1. Sects and Denominations 2. Jamaica: Parish boundaries 3. West Africa: some ethnic groups Index

About the Author

Ivor Morrish was educated at Bristol, London and Oxford Universities. He is a graduate in philosophy and economics, in theology, and in classical Hebrew and Greek, and he holds the academic diploma of London University in philosophy, psychology and sociology. He has taught and lectured in a wide range of subjects, particularly in the fields of religious and social studies, and was a principal lecturer in education at La Sainte Union College of Higher Education. The founder editor of the Unwin Education Series, Ivor Morrish is himself the author of five books on various themes in the field of education, including one entitled The Background of Immigrant Children. His wide experience of travel in the USA, West Indies, Australia, New Guinea, Africa and Europe has helped to develop his interest in and knowledge of both comparative education and comparative religion. He is currently writing on topics in religious philosophy and mysticism.

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