Palmer, Dorothy M
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Department of Educational Studies
An evaluation of bibliographic materials of non-traditional religions in Jamaica: Revival and rastafari
Acquisition of Latin American library materials: Religion and Latin America in the twentieth century libraries reacting to social change
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SALALM Secretariat, University of Texas
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Examines two religions that are indigenous to Jamaica – Revival and Rastafari- and reviews their early development, structure, organization and impact on Jamaican society as shown by bibliographical sources. Religion has been an important ingredient in the lives of Caribbean people dating back to slavery when Africans used the guise of religion for meeting and planning activities. In Jamaica, worship and affiliation to the traditional churches (Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist and to a certain extent Baptist) were determined by skin pigmentation and by class. Membership of other religious bodies (Revival/Pocomania, Spiritual Baptists, Pentecostals, Rastafari) came primarily from the lower classes.....