The Histories of the Latin American Church: A Handbook

The Histories of the Latin American Church: A Handbook

by Joel M. Cruz

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Latin American Christianity is too often presented as a unified story appended to the end of larger western narratives. And yet the stories of Christianity in Latin America are as varied and diverse as the lands and the peoples who live there. The unique political, ecclesial, social, and historical realities of each nation inevitably shaped a variety of Christian expressions in each. Now, for the first time, a resource exists to help students and scholars understand the histories of Latin American Christianity.

An ideal resource, this handbook is designed as an accompaniment to reading and research in the field.

After a generous overview to the history and theology of the region, the text moves nation-by-nation, providing timelines, outlines, and substantial introductions to the politics, people, movements, and relevant facts of Christianity as experienced in that nation.

The result is an informative and eye-opening introduction to a kaleidoscope of efforts to articulate the meanings and implications of Christianity in the context of Latin America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451469745
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Joel M. Cruz earned his Ph.D. from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He is an adjunct professor of religion at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois, and the author of The Mexican Reformation: Catholic Pluralism, Enlightenment Religion, and the Iglesia de Jesús Movement in Benito Juárez’s Mexico (1859-1872) (2011). He lives in Chicago.

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