Gypsies and Jesus

Gypsies and Jesus A Traveller Theology

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Publisher's Synopsis

For over five hundred years, Gypsies, Roma and Travellers have been persecuted, misrepresented, enslaved and even murdered in whatever land they reside, and there is a deep ignorance of the absolute centrality of religious conviction at the heart of GRT communities. Steven Horne's Gypsies and Jesus lights the touchpaper on the grace-filled, intimate and unheard core of GRT religiosity that is Traveller Theology. This is a field of study that has long been dominated by non-GRT voices. In this book Dr Horne attempts to take back the pen and reclaim a past and a future for Gypsies and Travellers. Gypsies and Jesus: A Traveller Theology identifies and threads cultural strands (beliefs and customs, narratives and histories, and rituals and traditions) from Gypsy and Traveller culture into a coherent message that speaks of collective piety and cultural purity. Testimonies from members of the GRT community develop this message further. All of these factors are supported with a biblical exegesis to produce an exciting, revelatory and at times sobering book that, for perhaps the first time, hands over the reins of Gypsy-Christian identity to Gypsies themselves.

Book information

ISBN: 9781913657949
Publisher: Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd
Imprint: Darton, Longman & Todd
Pub date:
DEWEY: 270.08991497
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 300g
Height: 166mm
Width: 243mm
Spine width: 25mm