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Religion in Latin America: A Documentary History [Paperback]

By Lee M. Penyak (Editor), Walter J. Petry (Editor), Xavier Zambrano (Translator), Sunwoong Kim (Editor), Julian Lewis, Honey Naylor (Contributor), Becky Freeman & B. Teissier (Editor)
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Pages   423
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 7" Height: 1"
Weight:   1.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 8, 2007
Publisher   Orbis Books
ISBN  1570756791  
EAN  9781570756795  


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A carefully selected collection of documents that describe the religions of Latin America from the end of the fifteenth century until the present day. Documents cover the arrival of Columbus as well the existence and shape of indigenous religions at the time. Groups covered over the centuries include the indigenous of Latin America, Catholics, Protestants, Pentecostals, adherents of Candomble and Umbanda, and Jews. These documents underscore the realities of imperialism, racism, poverty, and injustice.

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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. The selection of documents underscores the realities of imperialism, racism, poverty, and injustice. Introductory material precedes each of the twenty-two divisions and each selection to give readers a historical perspective.

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More About Lee M. Penyak, Walter J. Petry, Xavier Zambrano, Sunwoong Kim, Julian Lewis, Honey Naylor, Becky Freeman & B. Teissier

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Leen M. Penyak is associate professor of history, director of Latin American Studies, and a member of Women's Studies at the University of Scranton. He edited, along with Walter J. Petry, "Religion in Latin America."

Lee M. Penyak currently resides in Scranton.

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An involving study no spiritual history collection should be without.  Apr 10, 2007
RELIGION IN LATIN AMERICA: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY is a perfect pick for college-level religious collections seeking a comprehensive survey of the region's religious evolution: it pairs a rich understanding of Catholic influences and origins in Latin America with material on other religions, offering chapters filled with footnoted research and source material from archbishops, researchers, and scholars. From local observances of and reactions to religious holidays to early religious icons' experiences, RELIGION IN LATIN AMERICA is an involving study no spiritual history collection should be without.
 

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