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The Resource From Garvey to Marley : Rastafari theology, Noel Leo Erskine ; foreword by Stephen W. Angell and Anthony B. Pinn, series editors

From Garvey to Marley : Rastafari theology, Noel Leo Erskine ; foreword by Stephen W. Angell and Anthony B. Pinn, series editors

Label
From Garvey to Marley : Rastafari theology
Title
From Garvey to Marley
Title remainder
Rastafari theology
Statement of responsibility
Noel Leo Erskine ; foreword by Stephen W. Angell and Anthony B. Pinn, series editors
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This history of the theology and rituals of Rastafarianism features accents of the reggae rhythms of Bob Marley and the teachings and philosophy of Marcus Garvey, the black nationalist who motivated many of his fellow Jamaicans to embrace their African ancestral roots. Written by a trained theologian who was raised in the Jamaican village in which the Rastafarian faith originated, the book offers both a serious inquiry into the movement and the perspective of an insider in conversation with elders of the faith who still live in the village." "Noel Leo Erskine isolates and defines the main tenets of Rastafarianism, which emerged toward the end of the 20th century as a way of life and as a new international religion. He includes biographical descriptions of the key players in the development of Rastafari theology, provides details of its organization and ethos, and discusses the role of women in the religion. He also discusses the significance of Ethiopia to the faith; practitioners view that country both as their homeland and as heaven on earth. Examining the religion's relationship to Christianity, Erskine relates the Rastas to 19th-century Native Baptist and Revivalist traditions on the island and to the black theology movement in the United States. The Rastas see the European and North American churches as representatives of an oppressive colonial class, he writes. The Rastafarian name for God - "Jah" - is derived from Yahveh, the God of the Hebrews, and members of the faith connect their struggle for dignity and solidarity in Jamaican society with the struggle of the oppressed Israelites. "Jah" and not the Bible is the decisive source of morality and truth for the Rastas." "The book will be important in the fields of African, African American, and Caribbean studies, especially to the cultural and religious dimensions in each discipline."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
EXS
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Erskine, Noel Leo
Dewey number
299.6/762
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2532.R37
LC item number
E77 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The history of African-American religions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Rastafari movement
Label
From Garvey to Marley : Rastafari theology, Noel Leo Erskine ; foreword by Stephen W. Angell and Anthony B. Pinn, series editors
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rastafari theology -- The social context -- The origins of Rastafari -- Organization and ethos -- Using Garvey to go beyond Garvey -- Reggae and Rastafari -- Conclusion : identity and salvation -- Glossary
Control code
ocm123977757
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xvi, 224 pages
Isbn
9780813028071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)123977757
  • (Sirsi) a1110691
Label
From Garvey to Marley : Rastafari theology, Noel Leo Erskine ; foreword by Stephen W. Angell and Anthony B. Pinn, series editors
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rastafari theology -- The social context -- The origins of Rastafari -- Organization and ethos -- Using Garvey to go beyond Garvey -- Reggae and Rastafari -- Conclusion : identity and salvation -- Glossary
Control code
ocm123977757
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xvi, 224 pages
Isbn
9780813028071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)123977757
  • (Sirsi) a1110691

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