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Title Reinventing religions : syncretism and transformation in Africa and the Americas / edited by Sidney M. Greenfield and André Droogers
Published Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2001


Description 1 online resource (232 pages) : illustrations
Contents Recovering and reconstructing syncretism / André Droogers, Sidney M. Greenfield -- A Yoruba healer as syncretic specialist: herbalism, rosicrucianism and the Babalawo / Frank A. Salamon -- Population growth, industrialization and the proliferation of syncretized religions in Brazil / Sidney M. Greenfield -- Ethnicity, purity, the market and syncretism in Afro-Brazilian cults / Roberto Motta -- Religious syncretism in an Afro-Brazilian cult house / Sergio F. Ferretti -- The presence of non-African spirits in an Afro-Brazilian religion: a case of Afro-Amerindian syncretism? / Mundicarmo M.R. Ferretti -- The reinterpretation of Africa: convergence and syncretism in Brazilian Candomblé / Sidney M. Greenfield -- Possession and syncretism: spirits as mediators in modernity / Inger Sjørslev -- Joana's story: syncretism at the actor's level / André Droogers -- Ragga cowboys: country and western themes in Rastafarian-inspired Reggae music / Werner Zips -- Polyvocality and constructions of syncretism in Winti / Ineke van Wetering -- Seeking syncretism: the case of Sathya Sai Baba / Morton Klass
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Black people -- Religion -- Congresses
Syncretism (Religion) -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Congresses
Syncretism (Religion) -- Latin America -- Congresses
Afro-Brazilian cults -- Congresses
RELIGION -- Religious Intolerance, Persecution & Conflict.
Afro-Brazilian cults
Black people -- Religion
Syncretism (Religion)
Afrobrasilianischer Kult
Sub-Saharan Africa
Latin America
Subsaharisches Afrika
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Greenfield, Sidney M
Droogers, A. F
ISBN 0585383634