The many faces of Rasta: Doctrinal Diversity within the Rastafari Movement

  title={The many faces of Rasta: Doctrinal Diversity within the Rastafari Movement},
  author={Michael Barnett},
  journal={Caribbean Quarterly},
  pages={67 - 78}
  • M. Barnett
  • Published 1 June 2005
  • History
  • Caribbean Quarterly
Of recent much has been written about the Rastafari movement in general, especially since the publication of the University of the West Indies Report on the movement in 1960. Overwhelmingly however, the view that is presented is that of a monolithic, homogeneous movement. This paper seeks to challenge this popular misconception by speaking to the matter of the existence of the many doctrinal, theological and even ideological differences between the various mansions of Rastafari. (Of course… 

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