Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Question #14

"Syncretism is the attempt to reconcile disparete or contrary beliefs, often while melding practices of various schools of thought. The term may refer to attempts to merge seveeral originally discrete tradtions."

Find examples of syncretism in JTC&G. Explain how they fit this definition.

1 comment:

Jeremy Harris said...

In the book, an example of syncretism is when they dance the Juba. The Juba itself is not a syncretism but Bertha's participation in the Juba is. She's clearly a Christian and yet, she participates in an African ritual dance.