• Rogério Brittes Pires
Palavras-chave: Saamaka, Maroons, Cristianismo, Espíritos vingativos, Crença


Resumo: Uma reflexão sobre a interação entre o cristianismo e outras práticas e saberes mágico-religiosos afro-americanos, na aldeia maroon saamaka Botopási, no Alto Suriname. Ao buscar entender como a filosofia moral saamaka lida com graves crimes como o assassinato, é aberta uma discussão sobre a agência sobrenatural do Deus criador, dos espíritos vingativos conhecidos como kúnu, das receitas mágicas chamadas óbia e de outras entidades e divindades. A importância da noção de crença, aparece com vigor neste pensamento, bem como uma visão particular da temporalidade e da intencionalidade das ações humanas e não-humanas.Abstract: A small reflection on the interaction between Christianity and other African-American magico-religious practices and knowledges in Botopási, a saamaka maroon village in Upper Suriname. While trying to understand how saamaka moral philosophy deals with serious crimes such as murder, we arrive in a debate on the supernatural agency of God, of the avenging spirits known as kúnu, of magical formulae called óbia and of other deities and entities. The idea of belief is key in this system of thought, as is a particular vision of temporality and intentionality of human and non-human actions. 


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Como Citar
Brittes Pires, R. (2014). MATAR, MORRER E CRER EM BOTOPÁSI, ALTO SURINAME. Cadernos Do LEPAARQ (UFPEL), 11(22), 482-493.
Dossiê Escravidão, Resistência e Pós-abolição