Unformatted text preview: “Making creative use of the similarities between Catholicism and the religions of Africa, African slaves and their African-American descendants incorporated elements from Catholicism and from diverse African religions into new African-American religions” pg 19 “Precisely because of their adaptability, African religions could embrace new gods and new rituals without losing their fundamental character. It was their ability to change that allowed them to maintain continuity with Africa in the slave societies of America. The African spirits, called lwa in Haiti and santos in Cuba. . .the spirits were still served in accordance with the age-old African ways.” Pg 20 Chapter 3...
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