Faith Formation and Popular Religion: Lessons from the Tejano Experience / Edition 240

Faith Formation and Popular Religion: Lessons from the Tejano Experience / Edition 240

by Anita de Luna
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742513483

ISBN-13: 9780742513488

Pub. Date: 11/23/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This book uses political, religious, and cultural history to examine catechesis. Sister de Luna establishes that religiosidad popular, the core theme for Hispanic theology, is Christian and Catholic and traces its elements in Church catechisms of the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries. She goes on to examine the relationship between theology of beauty,

Overview

This book uses political, religious, and cultural history to examine catechesis. Sister de Luna establishes that religiosidad popular, the core theme for Hispanic theology, is Christian and Catholic and traces its elements in Church catechisms of the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries. She goes on to examine the relationship between theology of beauty, catechesis, and spirituality establishing that the three disciplines were integral to faith formation in the early church, but were separated through the centuries. An in-depth analysis of six selected catechisms reveals that popular religion as a combination of faith and culture was evident at the beginning of Hispanic Catholicism in the sixteenth century. The investigation notes the gradual elimination and eventual replacement of the cultural aspects in the catechetical texts in the nineteenth century. The author concludes that the reunification of the cultural spiritual symbols with the presentation of doctrine could revitalize catechesis and bring Christian evangelization to a renewed effectiveness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742513488
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/23/2002
Series:
Celebrating Faith: Explorations in Latino Spirituality and Theology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Spirituality, Spiritual Practice, and the Catechetical Text Chapter 2 Catechesis, Theology of Beauty and Spirituality Chapter 3 Religiosidad Popular: Embodying Tejano Spirituality Chapter 4 Sixteenth Century: Genesis of the Hispanic Catechism Chapter 5 Tejano Incorporation: The Beginning of the End of the Hispanic/Latino Catechism Chapter 6 Appropriation: Fostering Spiritual Leaders for Tejanos Chapter 7 Conclusions: Tejano Spirituality, A Mestizo Contribution

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