Stealing land in the name of religion: A Rastafari religio-political critique of land theft by global imperial forces

  title={Stealing land in the name of religion: A Rastafari religio-political critique of land theft by global imperial forces},
  author={Roderick R. Hewitt},
  journal={Hts Teologiese Studies-theological Studies},
  • R. Hewitt
  • Published 31 October 2016
  • Sociology
  • Hts Teologiese Studies-theological Studies
The issue of land has been central to Rastafari origins and ideological construct. Ethiopia, Africa, Babylon, Zion and Jamaica are symbols that point not only to physical location but also their ideological and psychological identity formation. This article uses Rastafari hermeneutics to critique the phenomenon of African Jamaican uprooting and dispossession of and from their land by powerful and global conglomerate forces that use the instrument of politics, economic and religion to accomplish… 

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