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Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States (Hardback)
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Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 21/04/2005
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This volume presents sixteen new essays addressing important issues, personalities, and movements in Latino religions in America. The authors' purpose is to overthrow the longstanding stereotype that Latinos are politically passive and that their churches have supported the status quo, failing to engage in or support that struggle for civil rights and social justice. Individual essays explore such varied topics as "The Mysticism and Social Action of Cesar Chavez," "The Challenges of Being Latina, Catholic, and Feminist," "Hispanic Churches in Faith-Based Community Organizing," and "The Mexican American Cultural Center and the Politics of Cultural Empowerment." The first anthology of its kind, the book will be an invaluable resource for scholars in a wide range of disciplines, as well as serving as an introductory or supplemental text for courses in religion, politics, and Latino/Chicano studies.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195162271
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 634 g
Dimensions: 243 x 162 x 21 mm


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This book is a must read for anyone interested in the relationship between Latino religions and the struggle for justice in U.S. society. College, university and seminary professors and students as well as community activists, pastors and lay leaders will find this text useful in deepening their understanding of the role of faith in sustained political action. * James H. Cone, Briggs Distinguished Professor of Theology, Union Theological Seminary, New York *
Finally! A collection of timely, high-quality, variegated, and very readable essays that examine the impact of U.S. Latino/a religions on social and political participation over the past 150 years. A must-read that is predestined to become a classic in its field. * Otto Maduro, Professor of World Christianity and Latin American Christianity, Drew University *
I warmly recommend this book as an original scholarly examination of the pervasive influence of religio? * personal, institutional, and cultura? *
This excellent book provides the most comprehensive portrait to date of U.S. Latino religions and politics. It challenges previous stereotypes, advances our understanding of the connection between religion and civic activism, and maps out this diverse community and its changing styles of political and civic engagement. Highly recommended! * Wade Clark Roof, Director, Capps Center for the Study of Religion and Public Life, University of California, Santa Barbara *

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