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Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

 
 
 
 
Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780195162288
ISBN 10: 195162285
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2005-08-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $38.95
 
 

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.