Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes - Molly Bassett

Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes - Molly Bassett

17. What’s the difference between Vodou, Voudou, and Voodoo?

Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes - Molly Bassett

Emily Clark [+-]
Gonzaga University
Emily Suzanne Clark is associate professor of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University where she teaches undergraduate courses in American Religions. She is the author of A Luminous Brotherhood: Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans (University of North Carolina Press, 2016) and co-editor of Race and New Religious Movements: A Documentary Reader (Bloomsbury, 2019). She has also published on New Orleans Voudou, Jesuit missions in the Pacific Northwest, and the Moorish Science Temple.

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This chapter compares and contrasts three different religious traditions with similar sounding names across the Caribbean and New Orleans. By exploring the role of syncretism in each one, the essay draws attention to the importance of cultural context.

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Clark, Emily. 17. What’s the difference between Vodou, Voudou, and Voodoo?. Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 52-54 Sep 2022. ISBN 9781800502031. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43132. Date accessed: 25 Feb 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43132. Sep 2022

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