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Latino Pentecostal Identity: Evangelical Faith, Self, and Society
     

Latino Pentecostal Identity: Evangelical Faith, Self, and Society

by Arlene Sanchez Walsh, Arlene Sanchez Walsh
 
Revising her doctoral dissertation in religious history for Claremont Graduate University, Sánchez Walsh looks at the work of pentecostal churches and groups on the borderlands between the US and Mexico, particularly noting relations between white missionaries and Latino converts. She covers Assemblies of God, the Latin American Bible Institute, Victory

Overview

Revising her doctoral dissertation in religious history for Claremont Graduate University, Sánchez Walsh looks at the work of pentecostal churches and groups on the borderlands between the US and Mexico, particularly noting relations between white missionaries and Latino converts. She covers Assemblies of God, the Latin American Bible Institute, Victory Outreach, and the Vineyard. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Religious Studies Review

Clearly and crisply written... This volume provides many important insights into the rapidly growing Latino Pentecostal World.

— John T. Ford

Books and Culture

Sanchez Walsh thus fills a huge gap in the literature by describing the living, and often tension-ridden terrain of Pentecostal faith as it is actually experienced by Latinos.

Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies

A book that belongs on the shelf of any scholar of Pentecostalism and any scholar of ethnicity and religion.

— Sarah Stohlman

Religious Studies Review - John T. Ford
Clearly and crisply written... This volume provides many important insights into the rapidly growing Latino Pentecostal World.

Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies - Sarah Stohlman
A book that belongs on the shelf of any scholar of Pentecostalism and any scholar of ethnicity and religion.

Books & Culture
Sanchez Walsh thus fills a huge gap in the literature by describing the living, and often tension-ridden terrain of Pentecostal faith as it is actually experienced by Latinos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231127325
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
10/08/2003
Series:
Religion and American Culture Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

Rudy Busto
This work provides a synthesis of much of what is known and available about Mexican American Pentecostalism, and views the topic through the crucial lenses of race, gender, institutions and power relations....By examining what is occuring at the margins of Pentecostalism, Sanchez Walsh contributes to the current revisioning of evangelical history and opens up a vista onto a more complex Pentecostal history. The fieldwork material is quite rich.

R. Stephen Warner
At last! The story of Mexican American pentecostalism told from its beginnings. Drawing on documents, oral histories and informal surveys, and traversing the Latin American Bible Institute, the Assemblies of God, Victory Outreach, and the Vineyard, Sánchez Walsh shows that Latino Pentecostals must be understood on their own terms, not as ex-Catholic converts but heirs to a century-old movement.

Peter S. CahnAssistant Professor of AnthropologyUniversity
Previous studies have ignored both spiritual diversity among Latinos and ethnic diversity among Pentecostals, making Latino Pentecostals a seeming oxymoron. Through meticulous archival, ethnographic, and survey research, Sánchez Walsh offers rich insight into how religious conversion need not mean cultural assimilation. From Azusa Street to Christian rap, she documents how Latinos have long been part of Pentecostal ministry yet able to maintain separate spaces within the movement. This persuasive work will compel scholars to reconsider their understandings of what it means to be Latino as well as what it means to be Pentecostal.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology University - Peter S. Cahn
Previous studies have ignored both spiritual diversity among Latinos and ethnic diversity among Pentecostals, making Latino Pentecostals a seeming oxymoron. Through meticulous archival, ethnographic, and survey research, Sánchez Walsh offers rich insight into how religious conversion need not mean cultural assimilation. From Azusa Street to Christian rap, she documents how Latinos have long been part of Pentecostal ministry yet able to maintain separate spaces within the movement. This persuasive work will compel scholars to reconsider their understandings of what it means to be Latino as well as what it means to be Pentecostal.

Meet the Author

Arlene M. Sánchez Walsh is an assistant professor of religious studies at DePaul University.

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