An estimated two-thirds of Caribbeans live outside their homeland. 'Home Away from Home' identifies the different forms of Caribbean diasporan identity and argues that the faith Caribbean people brought with them into the diaspora plays a central role in their development. The study provides a theological interpretation of the diasporan experience, and outlines the principles of diasporan theology and the distinctiveness of its church. Focusing on the Caribbean diaspora in the US, and analysing aspects of the Caribbean British diaspora, the book forges a Black Atlantic theology. The volume also engages with wider discourse on the Black diaspora to offer an inclusive Caribbean diasporan ecclesiology that overcomes Black African-American/Euro-American binaries.
Introduction: An Overture of the Book 1. The Caribbean Disaporan Experience in Black Theological Discourse: A Neglected Sibling 2. Theorising the Caribbean Diasporan Identity: Identifying Ourselves 3. Forging a Caribbean Diasporan Identity: Knowing Ourselves 4. Standing on our Own Two Feet: Theological Foundations The Caribbean Diasporan Church 5. Theologizing Diaspora: The Theological Heritage of the Caribbean Diasporan Church 6. Pilgrims from the Sun: The Quest for Survival 7. Missionaries in the Caribbean Diaspora: Doing God's Work in a New Land 8. A Voice in the Diaspora: Seeking the Welfare of the "City" Resident Homeland 9. Distinctives of the Caribbean Diasporan Church Conclusion