Hispanic American Religious Cultures (2 volumes set) by Miguel A. De La Torre

By Miguel A. De La Torre

Spanning volumes, Hispanic American spiritual Cultures encompasses the whole variety of faiths and non secular ideals practiced between Hispanic americans. it's the first finished paintings to supply historical contexts for the numerous spiritual identities expressed between Hispanic Americans.The entries of this encyclopedia conceal a number religious affiliations, together with Christian spiritual expressions, global faiths, and indigenous practices. assurance contains historic improvement, present practices, and key contributors, whereas extra essays examine concerns throughout a number of traditions. by means of interpreting the detailed Hispanic interpretations of spiritual traditions, Hispanic American non secular Cultures explores the historical past of Latino and Latina american citizens and the effect of residing within the usa on their tradition.

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Where traditional Catholicism aimed to maintain a clear distinction between veneration of the saints and worship of the triune God, the distinguishing lines were often blurred and even crossed in the religious lives of Iberian colonists. Saints were worshipped for their ability to provide immediate aid in the face of existential urgencies; thus Iberian colonists lit candles to saints, knelt before their images, and also observed days set aside for saint celebration with remarkable discipline. In the practice of saint veneration or worship, many Africans saw striking parallels with divine conceptions of Africa.

Omaha, Nebraska; and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, as are the visible walls in Chula Vista, California; Douglas, Arizona; or El Paso, Texas. To be a Latina/o living anywhere in the United States is to live alienated, to constantly live on the border, that is, the border that separates them from privilege, power, and whiteness. To live on the borders throughout the United States means that Hispanics live in a state of alienation that keeps them separated from the benefits and fruits that society has to offer its inhabitants.

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