In this brilliantly evocative ethnography, Francio Guadeloupe probes the ethos and attitude created by radio disc jockeys on the binational Caribbean island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten.
Author: Francio Guadeloupe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
In this brilliantly evocative ethnography, Francio Guadeloupe probes the ethos and attitude created by radio disc jockeys on the binational Caribbean island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. Examining the intersection of Christianity, calypso, and capitalism, Guadeloupe shows how a multiethnic and multireligious island nation, where livelihoods depend on tourism, has managed to encourage all social classes to transcend their ethnic and religious differences. In his pathbreaking analysis, Guadeloupe credits the island DJs, whose formulations of Christian faith, musical creativity, and capitalist survival express ordinary people's hopes and fears and promote tolerance.
But when the Muses , that is , the sciences as representative of heavenly things ,
begin to chant , the intellectual sea and rivers experience a change of state , and
the hills of the mind rise toward heaven . That Pegasus kept down Helicon with ...
Includes Journal of the Massachusetts Association of the New Jerusalem Church.
Beside the books cowritten and coedited with his wife, he has written Mysterium
and Mystery: The Clerical Crime Novel, Dread Jesus, and coedited Chanting
Down Babylon: The Rastafari Reader. He has also authored a novel, Name in
Author: Seong Hyun Park
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The task of this book is to examine the biblical and theological meaning of the city and our mission within it. It starts with the premise that the garden is lost, and we are headed toward the New Jerusalem, the city of God. In the meanwhile, we dwell in earthly cities that need to be adjusted to God's city: "[T]he fall has conditioned us to fear the city . . . though, historically, God intended it to provide safety, even refuge. . . . We have to band together and act to take back our communities if we are to help God in the divine task of reconciling the world to Godself by assisting God in adjusting our communities to God's New Jerusalem, rebuilding our own cities of Enoch on the blueprints of Christ . . . to go into all the world and share his good news, building the Christian community along the lines of the New Jerusalem, a city of light in which God is revealed." (from the Introduction by William David Spencer)Toward achieving this goal, this single, accessible volume brings together the biblical, the systematic, and the practical aspects of urban ministry by various contributors who are urban practitioners and theologians themselves, and have taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston Campus.
The Book of Exodus: The Making and Meaning of Bob Marley and the Wailers'
Album of the Century. new york: Three rivers, 2006. Guadeloupe, Francio.
Chanting Down the New Jerusalem: Calypso, Christianity, and Capitalism in the
Author: Dean A. MacNeil
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
With a Bible and guitar, Bob Marley set out to conquer the world of popular music. Rising from humble origins to international stardom, he worked tirelessly to spread a dual message of resistance and redemption--a message inspired by his reading of scripture. Marley's constant reliance on the Bible throughout the stages of his artistic and spiritual paths is an integral part of his story that has not been sufficiently told--until now. This is the first book written on Bob Marley as biblical interpreter. It answers the question, What light does biblical scholarship shed on Marley's interpretation, and what can Marley teach biblical scholars? Focusing on the parts of the Bible that Marley quotes most often in his lyrics, MacNeil provides a close analysis of Marley's interpretation. For students of Marley, this affords a deeper appreciation and understanding of his thought and his art. For students of scripture, it demonstrates the nature of Marley's unique contribution to the field of biblical interpretation, which can be appreciated as an excellent example of what R. S. Sugirtharajah calls vernacular interpretation of scripture.
GUADELOUPE , FRANCIO EFRAÎN , 2006. Chanting down the New Jerusalem :
The Politics of Belonging on Saint Martin & Sint Maarten . Amsterdam :
Rozenberg . GUILD , ELSPETH , 2005. The Legal Framework : Who is Entitled to
The NWIG is the oldest scholarly journal on the Caribbean. The NWIG publishes articles and book reviews relating to the Caribbean in the social sciences and humanities. The language of publication is English.
Our prospects at the present time are not very cheering as to future additions ; but
we do not despair , and still hope to see ... each Sabbath morning , in accordance
with the form laid down in the Book of Worship , conducted either by Mr. Saml .
Includes Journal of the Massachusetts Association of the New-Jerusalem Church, 94th to 127th Meeting, 1877-93.
This research is a continuation of Guadeloupe's work, which has been published
in his two most recent books, Chanting Down the New Jerusalem: Calypso,
Christianity, and Capitalism in the Caribbean (University of California Press), and
Author: Linden Lewis
Many of the nations of the Caribbean that have become independent states have maintained as a central, organizing, nationalist principle the importance in the beliefs of the ideals of sovereignty, democracy, and development. Yet in recent years, political instability, the relative size of these nations, and the increasing economic vulnerabilities of the region have generated much popular and policy discussions over the attainability of these goals. The geo-political significance of the region, its growing importance as a major transshipment gateway for illegal drugs coming from Latin America to the United States, issues of national security, vulnerability to corruption, and increases in the level of violence and social disorder have all raised serious questions not only about the notions of sovereignty, democracy, and development but also about the long-term viability of these nations. This volume is intended to make a strategic intervention into the discourse on these important topics, but the importance of its contribution resides in its challenge to conventional wisdom on these matters, and the multidisciplinary approach it employs. Recognized experts in the field identify these concerns in the context of globalization, economic crises, and their impact on the Caribbean.
And at times the Spirit will come down on everybody in the congregation at the
New Jerusalem Baptist Church . Everybody will stand up and join in with Brother
Ledbetter . Everybody will lift their arms real high and chant over and over " bow ...
Author: Clayton Sullivan
Publisher: Newsouth Incorporated
Raised in the Primitive Baptist Church, teenage Beulah Buchanan marries the much older deacon Ralph Rainey to escape from her oppressive parents, thus jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Over the next six years, Beulah works in her domineering husband's cafe and cooks him dinner at home every night, dutifully attends church, and lets herself be led into an affair with the preacher. When she embarasses her husband by not cooking enough food for the ravenous visiting revival preacher, Ralph "chastises" Beulah with his belt. When he tries to beat her again, she fights back and locks him in the cooler at his cafe. Why Beulah Shot Her Pistol Inside the Baptist Church is a new take on the Southern Gothic tragedy, told in Beulah's innocently hilarious voice.