Santeria by Joseph M. Murphy
African Spirits in America

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Santería represents the first in-depth, scholarly account of a profound way of wisdom that is growing in importance in America today. A professional academic and himself a participant in the Santería community of the Bronx for several years, Joseph Murphy offers a powerful description and insightful analysis of this African/Cuban religion. He traces the survival of an ancient spiritual path from its West African Yoruba origins, through nearly two centuries of slavery in the New World, to its presence in the urban centers of the United States, where it continues to inspire seekers with its compelling vision. 
 

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Murphy, Associate Professor in the Theology Department at Georgetown University.
 
Published August 1, 2011 by Beacon Press. 208 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Blending religious scholarship with the firsthand impressions of an initiate, first-time author Murphy offers a fascinating introduction to Santeria, the mysterious religion brought to the New World by African slaves.

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