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West Indies, Christianity in the

Subject Religion » Christianity

Place Americas » The Caribbean

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631181392.1995.x


[ xiii.b ] Early Christian influence was through Spanish colonization and missions to slaves. M ethodism since 1760 has had considerable success; it was followed in the 19th century by B aptists and A nglicanism. R oman catholicism has mainly been active in former French and Spanish colonies. Hostility by slave owners hindered some missions until after emancipation (1833). Evangelical R evivalism has attracted West Indians who have also produced many Pentecostalist sects ( see P entecostalism ) of their own, often transmitted by immigrants in Britain since 1945 (notably R astafarians ; see also A fro-americans ). [92: 187–90; 121 vol. 3: xi , vol. 5: iv ; 122 vol. 5: iv , vol. 7: vii ] ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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