Author: Steven Engler

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/002959709X12469430260084 Numen 56 (2009) 545–577 brill.nl/nu Umbanda and Hybridity Steven Engler Department of Humanities, Mount Royal College, Calgary, T3E 6K6, Canada sengler@mtroyal.ca Abstract Scholars of religion continue to talk of

In: Numen

[German Version] Umbanda, from the Bantu word ʾmbanda, “healing,” is an authentically Brazilian syncretistic religion. It was officially constituted in 1941 at the 1º Congresso Brasileiro do Espiritismo de Umbanda in Rio de Janeiro. According to its foundation myth, Umbanda appeared when Zélio de

In: Religion Past and Present Online

[English Version] Umbanda, von dem Bantu-Wort 'mbanda (»Heilung«), ist eine genuin brasilianische Mischrel. Sie konstituierte sich offiziell 1941 auf dem ersten Nationalen Umbandakongreß in Rio de Janeiro. Nach ihrem Gründungsmythos entstand die U., als Zélio de Moraes während einer spiritistischen

Author: Flasche, Rainer

Umbanda is a new and consciously syncretistic (Syncretism) religion of Brazil. It is also a name for religious groups of Afro-Brazilian origin. Indian spirituality and elements of popular Catholicism (worship of the saints) contribute to it, along with spiritism, which is widespread in Brazil. The

In: The Encyclopedia of Christianity Online
Author: Horst H. Figge

UMBANDA - EINE BRASILIANISCHE RELIGION VON HORST H. FIGGE *) Im zweiten Drittel dieses Jahrhunderts entstand in Brasilien die Um- banda, eine neue Religion, die inzwischen insbesondere in den Groß- städten über eine Millionen zählende Anhängerschaft verfügt. Sie kann als animistisch

In: Numen

Catholics and practitioners of Umbanda, as well as a symbol of black pride. Keywords Brazil, Anastácia/Antastasia, slavery, folk Catholicism, Umbanda Résumé Cet article décrit la transformation de l’image d’un esclave Africain inconnu, portant un masque de métal, une forme courante de punition dans le

In: African Diaspora
In: Handbook of Contemporary Religions in Brazil
In: The Diaspora of Brazilian Religions
Author: Steven Engler

Engler Department of Humanities, Mount Royal College sengler@mtroyal.ca Abstract Th is article works with theory of ritual in order to begin addressing a series of questions raised by Brazilian spirit possession rituals (in Kardecism and Umbanda). Four contributions to theory of ritual highlight relevant

In: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion
The Diaspora of Brazilian Religions explores the global spread of religions originating in Brazil, a country that has emerged as a major pole of religious innovation and production. Through ethnographically-rich case studies throughout the world, ranging from the Americas (Canada, the U.S., Peru, and Argentina) and Europe (the U.K., Portugal, and the Netherlands) to Asia (Japan) and Oceania (Australia), the book examines the conditions, actors, and media that have made possible the worldwide construction, circulation, and consumption of Brazilian religious identities, practices, and lifestyles, including those connected with indigenized forms of Pentecostalism and Catholicism, African-based religions such as Candomblé and Umbanda, as well as diverse expressions of New Age Spiritism and Ayahuasca-centered neo-shamanism like Vale do Amanhecer and Santo Daime.