Religion: Religiosity

  • Winniey E Maduro


This chapter explores participants’ experiences in religion; offering insights into how Caribbeans develop and deploy religiosity to mediate their lived experiences—particulary in education and socioeconomic domains. Religiosity in this respect is seen as infinitely malleable, in that it can be adjusted to make sense of almost any given experience through which one might live. This is because it is founded on the notion of faith, which the functional-psychologist William James conceptualised as a belief in an unseen order that brings order to what could otherwise be moral anarchy.


  1. James, W. D. (1983). The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature (6th ed.). New York: Penguin Group.Google Scholar

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  • Winniey E Maduro
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  1. 1.ManchesterUK

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