Christianity has had an undeniable impact on Latin America, which has in turn transformed Christianity itself. Focusing on this mutually constitutive relationship, Christianity in Latin America presents the important encounters between people, ideas, and events of this large, heterogeneous subject. This book offers an accessible and engaging review of the history of Christianity in Latin America with a widely ecumenical focus to foster understanding of the various forces shaping both Christianity and the region.
"Ondina and Justo Gonzalez provide a good general overview of the history of Christianity in Latin America...Gonzalez and Gonzalez summarize the depth and complexity of Latin American Christian history in a single, digestible volume." --Matthew Aaron Tennant, University of Oxford: Anglican Theological Review
Ondina E. González is visiting professor at Agnes Scott College and Emory University. She is co-editor of the forthcoming Raising an Empire: Children in Early Modern Iberia and Colonial Latin America.
Justo L. González has taught historical theology at various institutions, including Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and Columbia Theological Seminary. For the past thirty years, he has developed programs for the theological education of Hispanics. His numerous books on church history have been translated into several languages and are widely used throughout the world.
1. Foundations; 2. The arrival of Christianity; 3. The shaping of faith; 4. Reform movements; 5. The church in turmoil; 6. The church's new place; 7. Protestant immigrants; 8. An expanding Protestant presence; 9. Catholicism after Vatican II; 10. Pentecostalism and autochthonous movements; 11. By way of conclusion.