Santeria: African Spirits in America (Paperback)

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Santería represents the first in-depth, scholarly account of a profound way of wisdom that is growing in importance in America today. A professional academic and himself a participant in the Santería community of the Bronx for several years, Joseph Murphy offers a powerful description and insightful analysis of this African/Cuban religion. He traces the survival of an ancient spiritual path from its West African Yoruba origins, through nearly two centuries of slavery in the New World, to its presence in the urban centers of the United States, where it continues to inspire seekers with its compelling vision.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

Informative and a joy to read. . . . It strikes a balance between participation and observation in an explanation of Santeria that will please believer and scholar alike. --Shaman's Drum

Product Details
ISBN: 9780807010211
ISBN-10: 0807010219
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 1993
Pages: 208
Language: English