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Chasing Religion in the Caribbean

Ethnographic Journeys from Antigua to Trinidad

  • Peter┬áMarina

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Peter Marina
    Pages 1-19
  3. Peter Marina
    Pages 79-112
  4. Peter Marina
    Pages 113-145
  5. Peter Marina
    Pages 147-179
  6. Peter Marina
    Pages 181-208
  7. Peter Marina
    Pages 209-218
  8. Peter Marina
    Pages 219-225
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 227-242

About this book

Introduction

Focusing on ten islands through the Caribbean, this ethnography examines how charismatic religious leaders develop creative transnational religious networking strategies that help spread the movement and increase its potential to become a greater force in shaping the future in the English-speaking Caribbean. The large and explosive global Charismatic movement spread in powerful ways in the small and tranquil English-speaking Caribbean. It is here in the deep Caribbean world of demonic possessions, spiritual demons, and supernatural healers where the charismatic movement continues to shape a resilient culture. Placing the charismatic movement in the realm of culture provides some highly surprising findings that reveal the potential of a religious movement and its ability for change in a late-modern social world.

Keywords

Charismatic movement Caribbean religion Religious ethnography Transnational Studies Religious networking strategies Pentecostalism

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter┬áMarina
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Wisconsin - La Crosse La CrosseUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56100-8
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-56099-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-56100-8
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