Yoruba in Diaspora: An African Church in London (Contemporary Anthropology of Religion) [First Edition]1403974802, 9781403974808, 9780230601048
Description:The Nigerian Diaspora is now world-wide, and when Yoruba travel, the...
Description:The Nigerian Diaspora is now world-wide, and when Yoruba travel, they take with them their religious organizations. As a member of the Cherubim and Seraphim church in London for over thirty years, anthropologist Hermione Harris explores a world of prayer, spirit possession, and divination through dreams and visions. Through their religious practice, church members enlist the Holy Spirit to defend themselves against witchcraft and evil spirits, and make a success of their lives. Although the new Nigerian ‘Born Again’ Pentecostals in Britain turn away from C&S ritual, Harris argues that they too are engaged in the search for spiritual power.