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Ritual, discourse, and community in Cuban Santería : speaking a sacred world

Author: Kristina Wirtz
Publisher: Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, ©2007.
Series: Contemporary Cuba.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on ethnographic research about Santeria beliefs and practices, Wirtz observes that practitioners are constantly engaged in reflection about what they and other practitioners are doing, how the orichas (deities) have responded, and what the consequences of their actions were or will be.
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Wirtz, Kristina.
Ritual, discourse, and community in Cuban Santería.
Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, ©2007
(DLC) 2007004257
(OCoLC)82471784
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kristina Wirtz
ISBN: 9780813037035 0813037034
OCLC Number: 742657303
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 252 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction : telling moments --
"All the priests in the house" : defining Santería --
Competing histories and dueling moralities --
From skepticism to faith : narratives of religious experience --
Skepticism in faith : evaluating religious experiences in rituals --
Respecting the religion, advancing in the religion --
Building a moral community out of critique and controversy --
Conclusion : the promise.
Series Title: Contemporary Cuba.
Responsibility: Kristina Wirtz.

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How do Santeria practitioners in Cuba create and maintain religious communities amidst disagreements and competition among them? Examining the religious lives of santeros in Santiago de Cuba, this  Read more...

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"Well written and compelling in its argument... avoids treating religion as some privileged realm of the sacred that is separate from human struggles for authority, prestige, and status." - Kelly E. Read more...

 
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