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dc.contributor.authorMaranise, Anthony M. J.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSimkins, Ronald A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-26T18:10:05Z
dc.date.available2014-11-26T18:10:05Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationMaranise, Anthony M. J. (2012), Investigating the syncretism of Catholicism and voodoo in New Orleans. Journal of Religion & Society, 14.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1522-5658en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/64298
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses the syncretism of both Catholicism and Voodoo in New Orleans and explains how the adaptable Catholicism of New Orleans provides ample support for the growth rather than repression of Voodoo. Among the shared elements between Catholicism and Voodoo that permit syncretism, I discuss three means which scholarship and my own field research in New Orleans continuously reaffirm: the reliance on ritual to facilitate liturgical practices, the veneration of lesser intermediaries, and a desire for intimate union with the divine. An examination of the elements that permit syncretism lead to a conclusion that the presence of Voodoo in New Orleans is as a direct result from syncretism with Catholicism and that Catholicism in New Orleans actually serves as an assistance to the continuation of Voodoo rather than an impediment.en_US
dc.publisherRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe journal is open-access and freely allows users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all published material for personal or academic purposes.en_US
dc.subject.otherLaveau, Marie, 1794-1881en_US
dc.subject.otherCatholic Church --United Statesen_US
dc.subject.otherSyncretismen_US
dc.subject.otherVodunen_US
dc.subject.otherSlavery--United Statesen_US
dc.subject.otherAfrican Americans--Religionen_US
dc.subject.otherNew Orleans (La)--Religionen_US
dc.titleInvestigating the syncretism of Catholicism and voodoo in New Orleansen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.description.volume14en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.title.workJournal of Religion & Societyen_US


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