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Story of a People

Presbyterian Minister Rev Clifford R L Rawlins gave a public lecture on ‘The Theology of Carnival’ at St Crispin’s Anglican Church, Woodbrook on January 30. The event was hosted by the Sehon Goodridge Theological Society. This is part two of three, of an edited version of the paper.

If the good people remain by themselves, then how is the Church supposed to be salt and light to the world, when the salt refuses to be mixed, or the light runs from the darkness?

The demon must be named in order for it to be exorcised, especially the demons of an oppressive system manifested in the Carnival portrayals, which demons deny a place in the oikoumene [habitable world] to other of God’s children.

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