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Investigating the syncretism of Catholicism and voodoo in New Orleans

  title={Investigating the syncretism of Catholicism and voodoo in New Orleans},
  author={Anthony M.J. Maranise},
This paper discusses the syncretism of both Catholicism and Voodoo in New Orleans and explains how the adaptable Catholicism of New Orleans provides ample support for the growth rather than repression of Voodoo. Among the shared elements between Catholicism and Voodoo that permit syncretism, I discuss three means which scholarship and my own field research in New Orleans continuously reaffirm: the reliance on ritual to facilitate liturgical practices, the veneration of lesser intermediaries… 
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