Desmangle argues that the relationship between Haitian voodoo and Roman Catholicism was “symbiosis” because the spatial juxtaposition and blending of the religious traditions from Africa and America coexist without replacing one another”. (Murrell, 2010, p.72). There are evidence to show that none of the religions actually changed but instead one had to compromised, leading to both religions being syncretic. Syncretism was shown through the Vodou pantheon, liturgy and chromolithographs. The African war God Ogun was highly venerated by Haitian voodoo as he guarded the sacred altar of the voodoo temple.
Both the Asian American and the African American traditions regard the Bible as a spiritual manual. The two tradition find the Bible to be authoritative for the spiritual life of the congregations. Though similar at this point, there is discord in arriving at this result. The Asian American tradition views the Bible in the manner of which they had guides that offered a direction while participating in other tradition. Whereas in the African American tradition, the Bible was largely read to them as a story of hope when they were illiterate and in bondage.
Various stories of Christopher Columbus’s journey present the same basic details. Christopher Columbus was a well educated merchant who believed in a round world. He miscalculated the circumference of the world and believed that by sailing west, you can reach Asia. He was
Latin American society is strictly Catholic due to historical reasons of being colonies of Catholic Spain and Portugal, therefore the influence of Catholic Church is very sensible, especially in literature. Mexican people’s view of Catholicism differs from European that is why it is important to compare it with the verses from the Bible, understand their interpretation and find its motives in the novel. The author of “Pedro Paramo” Juan Rulfo raises Mexican Christianity elements all over the novel. According to Christianity, a deceased person goes to Hell, Heaven or purgatory after death. The purgatory is a place, where souls, that are sinful for Heaven, but too pure for Hell, go to be purged of their sins (de Chaparro 2007, 13; Espinosa 1910, 407).
The English, French, Spanish and Dutch all colonized different territories in the Caribbean. Furthermore, Africans from West Africa were taken there as slaves. All these interbred and formed the current people of the Caribbean. This created large ethnic and racial diversity with countries like Jamaica and Haiti
Ana Sofia Mireles Mr. Santos Social Studies 8B 11/10/17 Christopher Columbus’s Voyages In 1492 Christopher Columbus discovered America. On August 3, 1492 Christopher Columbus set sailed on his journey with his three ships The Nina, The Pinta, and The Santa Maria and a crew of 90 men. He set sailed west to Asia in hope of finding gold, pearls and spice for trade. Their voyage was long and difficult, and after so long of travelling, they finally saw land, but it wasn’t Asia. He had discovered a new land.
The Caribbean woman’s search for identity has been a long and arduous journey, not only is she disadvantaged by a community that faces the same struggle and unanswered questions, but also by her gender in respect to her male counterparts and her being given a ‘lesser’ role within society . Caribbean Feminist Scholars such as Hilary Beckles, Varene Shepard and Dr. Lucille Mathurin Mair have strived to give a face to this invisible group through their substantial research in the fields of Gender and History. Mair was an Author, Diplomat and Pioneer in the fields of History and Women and Gender Studies. Mair’s ground breaking research A Historical Study of Women In Jamaica 1655-1844 has been recognized as the “most sought after unpublished work
Following from Taylor, a lot of studies worked on assumptions, after he had branded and formulated a class of African religious beliefs, beginning with animism and then progressive to ancestor worship, polytheism, and finally monotheism. When the missionaries arrived, the move was already strong opposed to ATR. At home, in Europe, and North America, opinions were fixed, so that missionaries arrived in Africa with their minds set against a religion which was perceived as satanic and vain. ATR had no chance proving its legitimacy. When colonial governments were established in Africa, they worked with the understanding that ATR was non-religion The nature of African Tradition
It includes a wide range of claims involving religion, language, ethnicity, nationality and rare Caribbean culture which underwent different phases of colonial subjugation by different European colonizing powers and made it a melting pot of different cultures. The economic pursuits adopted by these colonizing powers and introduction of labor-intensive plantation industry necessitated bringing in the indentured labor force from different Asian, African and Latin American countries which led to the formation of a multicultural matrix in St. Lucia prior to the birth of future Nobel laureate Derek
Their view of Christianity is that it is a modern association while there African paganisms is their identity and culture. Though it would take a long way, the Church has through the efficacy of the Vatican II reforms being able to make head way in Christianizing the Igbo culture. Things that weren’t though possible are now customary activities in the Church in Igbo