Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States / Edition 1

Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States / Edition 1

by Gaston Espinosa
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195162285

ISBN-13: 9780195162288

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Latino community in the United States is commonly stereotyped as Roman Catholic and politically passive. Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States challenges and revises these stereotypes by demonstrating the critical influence of Latino Catholics, Evangelicals, Pentecostals, Mainline Protestants, and others on political, civic, and social

Overview

The Latino community in the United States is commonly stereotyped as Roman Catholic and politically passive. Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States challenges and revises these stereotypes by demonstrating the critical influence of Latino Catholics, Evangelicals, Pentecostals, Mainline Protestants, and others on political, civic, and social engagement in the United States and Puerto Rico. It also revises the ostensibly secular narrative of Latino history and politics. The authors analyze the critical role that institutional, popular, and civil religion have played in Latino activism. This timely book offers readers a new framework by which to understand and to interpret the central importance of religious symbols, rhetoric, ideology, world-views, and leaders to Latino religions and politics over the past 150 years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195162288
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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