Latin American religions

histories and documents in context
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New York University Press , New York
Latin America -- Rel
Statementedited by Anna L. Peterson and Manuel A. Vásquez.
ContributionsPeterson, Anna Lisa, 1963-, Vásquez, Manuel A.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL2540 .L38 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16636635M
ISBN 10081476732X, 0814767311
ISBN 139780814767320, 9780814767313
LC Control Number2008007098

This journal presents research articles, interviews, conference reports and book reviews that contribute to the scientific study of the history and present situation of Latin American religions, both in the region and among Latin American minorities in other parts of the world.

A comprehensive reference that covers all major religions, beliefs and practices in Latin America; Views Latin American religions in dynamic interaction with other religions of Latin American origin and with religions which did not originate in Latin America but have been a lasting feature of its religious landscape.

"Historically, religions all too often have been understood as a side bar to political, social, economic, and historical this reader, no book existed to introduce students to the complex sweep of religions and religious history in Latin America. Latin American Religions fills this yawning gap by: 3.

These main religions include (but are not limited to) the major expressions of Christianity (Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Pentecostalism, Mormonism, and Jehovah’s Witnesses), indigenous religions (Native American, Inuit, Quechua, Aymara, Guaraní, Maya, etc.), syncretic Christianity (including Afro-Brazilian religions like Umbanda and.

This 1,+ page tome covers 2, North American religions. It provides an overview of each religion, including its founding, history, beliefs, organization, address, membership and periodicals. It also cites its sources at the end of each entry. The religions are organized by family, providing context and relationships.

It is quite by: Latin American Religions provides an introduction through documents to the historical development and contemporary expressions of religious life in South and Central America, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. A central feature of this text is its inclusion of both primary and secondary materials, including letters, sermons, journal.

"Historically, religions all too often have been understood as a side bar to political, social, economic, and historical contexts. Before this reader, no book existed to introduce students to the complex sweep of religions and religious history in Latin America. Latin American Religions fills this yawning gap admirably.

Gone is the idea that Price: $   Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions by Henri Gooren,available at Book Depository with Latin American religions book delivery worldwide. Scholars of religion, Latin American, and Chicano/a studies as well as of sociology, anthropology, and literary and performance studies, address several broad themes.

Taking on questions of history and interpretation, they examine the origins of Mexican American religious studies and Mario Barrera’s theory of internal colonialism. The Study of Latin American Religions. For decades or—if one includes missionary accounts and ecclesiastical documents—even for centuries, the study of religions in Latin America has attracted theologians and representatives of nontheological disciplines such.

It may emerge in the course of the book that some of these themes form a thread of continuity in concern for justice and peace running from the Church of the early conquest to that of later times.

Latin American religions book Professor John Lynch. Some historians now speak of ‘Latin American religions’ rather than ‘religion’, and it is true that native American. The Cambridge History of Religions in Latin America covers religious history in Latin America from pre-Conquest times until the present.

This publication is important; first, because of the historical and contemporary centrality of religion in the life of Latin America; second, for the rapid process. Native American religions, religious beliefs and sacramental practices of the indigenous peoples of North and South America.

Until the s it was commonly assumed that the religions of the surviving Native Americans were little more than curious anachronisms, dying remnants of humankind’s traditions lacked sacred texts and fixed doctrines or moral codes and were embedded in.

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Item arrived as expected. American Religions: A Documentary History Religions of the World - Shinto(Religions of the World) and Latin America, A Documentary Sourcebook File Size: KB. Religion in Latin America is characterized by the historical predominance of Catholic Christianity, increasing Protestant influence, as well as by the presence of other world ing to survey data from69% of the Latin American population is Catholic and 19% is Protestant, rising to 22% in Brazil and over 44% in much of Central America.

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Latin American religions: histories and documents in context. [Anna Lisa Peterson; Manuel A Vásquez;] -- Before Columbus, the Americas were populated by many indigenous cultures, with a great diversity of religions. AfterEuropean governments and churches dominated religious life.

While Roman. Latin American culture is the formal or informal expression of the people of Latin America and includes both high culture (literature and high art) and popular culture (music, folk art, and dance) as well as religion and other customary practices.

Definitions of Latin America vary. From a cultural perspective, Latin America generally refers to those parts of the Americas of Spanish and. Latin American religion ranges from atheism, folk religions to more well known religions followed and believed in. In Latin America, religion has a deep founded history that can be traced back to the earliest civilisations where sacrifice did not mean getting up early on Sunday morning for church, but instead took on deathly consequences to.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "This book guides us through the multifarious world of religious expression in Latin America and the Caribbean."--Preface. The Cambridge History of Religions in Latin America covers religious history in Latin America from pre-Conquest times until the present.

This publication is important; first, because of the historical and contemporary centrality of religion in the life of Latin America; second, for the rapid process of religious change which the region is undergoing; and third, for the region's religious Pages: Christianity in Latin America: A Short History Prologue Latin America unites in itself the European, African, and American streams of civilization.

Simi-larly so, Christianity did not develop in an airtight, pasteurized package but was influenced by the religions and worldviews of. These main religions include (but are not limited to) the major expressions of Christianity (Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Pentecostalism, Mormonism, and Jehovah’s Witnesses), indigenous religions (Native American, Maya religion), syncretic Christianity (including Afro-Brazilian religions like Umbanda and Candomblé and Afro-Caribbean.

In this book, Bloom gives insight into what he calls the American religion--the de facto religious culture that most Americans share. He names the LDS church as the most literal embodiment of the mix between love of country and love of God and devotes a chapter to them/5.

The Cambridge History of Religions in Latin America is a good place to start for orientation in religious studies of Latin America. In a crowded field of companions, edited volumes, and introductory texts, there remains a place for curated compendiums that might serve as lucid, conversant guides through dense or varied subject : Brendan Jamal Thornton.

• Latin American and/or Latina/o/x queer communities in the U.S • Theoretical approaches to religion as a category of analysis in the Latino/a/x Americas.

In particular, we are interested in papers that explore the co-constitutive nature of race, religion, sexuality, and gender in colonial and post-colonial histories. Latin American Religions University of Phoenix Novem What are some major attributes of Latin American Catholicism.

Identify and describe at least two distinctions and include how they are distinct from Catholicism elsewhere. The Central American War had changed the priorities of the Catholic Church in Latin America.

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A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Afro-Latin American art / Alejandro de la Fuente ; A century and a half of scholarship on Afro-Latin American music / Robin D.

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African and African-inspired religions in Latin America and the Caribbean are as diverse as the region itself. But as you will see in these pages, many of them share rituals, beliefs, language and even veneration of the same gods—revealing common origins in.

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America.

With o members, over 60% of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe.A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the : Ignacio López-Calvo.These carefully selected documents on the religions of Latin America begin with the arrival of Columbus and the existence and shape of indigenous religions at the time.

This documentary history of nearly six hundred years includes Catholicism, Protestantism, Pentecostalism, Candomble and Umbanda, Judaism, and the religions indigenous to Latin America.3/5(1).