Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America's Largest Church

Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America's Largest Church

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by Timothy Matovina
     
 

"Finely researched, engagingly written, and more comprehensive than any other book on the subject, Timothy Matovina's Latino Catholicism is a scholarly labor of love that does justice to the historic presence of Latino Catholics in America. Matovina brilliantly chronicles the gradual emergence of Latinos as the critical indicators of Catholicism's future prospects

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"Finely researched, engagingly written, and more comprehensive than any other book on the subject, Timothy Matovina's Latino Catholicism is a scholarly labor of love that does justice to the historic presence of Latino Catholics in America. Matovina brilliantly chronicles the gradual emergence of Latinos as the critical indicators of Catholicism's future prospects in the United States. His book raises the bar for studies of U.S. religion and society."—Allan Figueroa Deck, S.J., Loyola Marymount University

"Meticulously researched, well-reasoned, and crisply written, this timely synthesis provides cutting-edge analysis of some of the most profound social and cultural developments of our time. In this sweeping history, Matovina provides a clear-eyed scholarly assessment of the ongoing challenges and controversies the church hierarchy faces in its efforts to minister to Latino Catholics. This incisive volume will undoubtedly take its place as the standard source on these crucial topics for years to come."—David G. Gutierrez, University of California, San Diego

"This is a first-rate work of scholarship. Matovina is a theologian, and he pays attention to serious religious questions. But he is also a historian, and a very good one, and he turns the Latino story into a genuinely American story, and that is a terrific achievement."—David J. O'Brien, author of From the Heart of the American Church: Catholic Higher Education and American Culture

"For decades, religious historians have sought ways to integrate the Latino experience into narratives of U.S. Catholicism. In this bold and provocative work, Matovina eschews the integration model in favor of a thoroughgoing reinterpretation of U.S. Catholic history, revealing how—from the sixteenth century to today—Latino Catholicism drove a mutually transformative process that yielded an integrally Latino-inspirited church."—James T. Fisher, author of Communion of Immigrants: A History of Catholics in America

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ISBN-13:
9780691139791
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
11/27/2011
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
1,248,283
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii Abbreviations xiii Chapter 1: Remapping American Catholicism 1
Chapter 2: Integration 42
Chapter 3: Hispanic Ministry 67
Chapter 4: Parishes and Apostolic Movements 98
Chapter 5: Leadership 132
Chapter 6: Worship and Devotion 162
Chapter 7: Public Catholicism 190
Chapter 8: Passing on the Faith 219 Epilogue: Transformation in America's Largest Church 245
Notes 251
Bibliography 273
Index 303

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