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Carib-being and Theo-logy These Days

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March 2, 2011:

This lecture argues that the agenda for the theological enterprise within the Caribbean region is being articulated in a singular fashion in the region's popular music. Taking a Jamaican-Caribbean slant, it explores theological issues arising from the music of often-times controversial Jamaican reggae artiste Tanya Stephens. It revisits concern, as articulated by Caribbean theologians such as Ashley Smith, with the nature and meaning of theology in the region. The Caribbean theological enterprise is rooted in a sense of Caribbeaness, "Carib-being" (Caribbean personhood and identity), which is continually in need of re-articulation and reaffirmation, especially in times such as these where Caribbean unity is under siege.