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Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería – Africa to Cuba and Beyond - Florida Scholarship Online
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Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Mercedes Cros Sandoval


This introduction to the Afro-Cuban religion called Santería explores how it emerged and developed in Cuba out of transplanted Yoruba beliefs, and continues to spread and adjust to changing times and contexts. Exploring every facet of Santería's worldview, the book examines how practitioners have adapted received beliefs and practices to reconcile them with new environments, from plantation slavery to exile in the United States. Offering a perspective based on a lifetime of research and firsthand knowledge, the book illuminates Santería as a theological system and as a vital, continuously evol ... More

Keywords: Afro-Cuban, religion, Santería, Cuba, Yoruba, theological system, mythologies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780813030203
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813030203.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mercedes Cros Sandoval, author
Miami Dade College / University of Miami

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Part 1 Santería's Development and Structure

Part 3 Santería's Moral Dimensions, Worldview Assumptions, and Logico-Structural Integration