Chapter 12

Manifestation in theSpiritual Baptist Faith andOrisha Work: Exegesis andComparison

In the previous chapter I have argued that the Spiritual Baptist Faith land Orisha Work in Trinidad have a West African, mainly Yoruban, provenance. Both religions though are Trinidadian, and are to be acknowledged as such. They are not West African religions, although analyses of particular aspects of the relevant West African religions will be helpful in any discussion of their Trinidadian counterparts. The Spiritual Baptist Faith and Orisha Work have also incorporated elements of various other Christian denominations: Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Methodism and Pentecostalism. There are also aspects of both religions which have been derived from ...

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