Sea la Luz: The Making of Mexican Protestantism in the American Southwest, 1829-1900

Sea la Luz: The Making of Mexican Protestantism in the American Southwest, 1829-1900

by Juan Francisco Martinez
     
 
Mexican Protestantism was born in the encounter between Mexican Catholics and Anglo American Protestants, after the United States ventured into the Southwest and wrested territory from Mexico in the early nineteenth century. Sea la Luz tells the story of Mexican converts and the churches they developed through the records of Protestant missionaries.

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Overview

Mexican Protestantism was born in the encounter between Mexican Catholics and Anglo American Protestants, after the United States ventured into the Southwest and wrested territory from Mexico in the early nineteenth century. Sea la Luz tells the story of Mexican converts and the churches they developed through the records of Protestant missionaries.

Juan Francisco Martínez traces Protestant mission work among the Spanish-speaking of the Southwest throughout the nineteenth century. By 1900, about 150 Spanish-speaking Protestant churches with more than five thousand adult members existed in the region. They were rejected by their own people because they were Protestants, but Anglo American Protestants did not readily accept them either because they were Mexican. In spite of the pressures from both their own community and the larger society, they forged a new religious identity in the midst of conquest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574412222
Publisher:
University of North Texas Press
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Series:
Al Filo: Mexican American Studies Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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Justo L. Gonzalez
Martínez has rendered an invaluable service to the history of the Southwest. (Justo L. Gonzalez, Professor of Church History, Emory University)

Meet the Author

JUAN FRANCISCO MARTÍNEZ is Assistant Dean for the Hispanic Church Studies Department and Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Pastoral Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

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