Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions

This encyclopedia provides an overview of the main religions of Latin America and the Caribbean, both its centralized transnational expressions and its local variants and schisms.

Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions


Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions

This encyclopedia provides an overview of the main religions of Latin America and the Caribbean, both its centralized transnational expressions and its local variants and schisms.

Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions

This encyclopedia provides an overview of the main religions of Latin America and the Caribbean, both its centralized transnational expressions and its local variants and schisms. 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 religions like Vodun and Santería), other world religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam), transnational New Religious Movements (Scientology, Unification Church, Hare Krishna, New Age, etc.), and new local religions (Brazil’s Igreja Universal, La Luz del Mundo from Mexico, etc.).

Encyclopedia of Latin American History

The purpose of this book is to provide a convenient one-volume reference work on Latin-American history from the earliest times to the present.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History

The purpose of this book is to provide a convenient one-volume reference work on Latin-American history from the earliest times to the present. Other aspects of Latin-American culture such as religion, literature, political, social, and economic development, and the creative arts are also treated.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture

Covers geography, politics, revolutionary movements, commerce, religion, art, and key personalities

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture

Covers geography, politics, revolutionary movements, commerce, religion, art, and key personalities

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

This vast three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the dynamic and exciting contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

This vast three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the dynamic and exciting contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. Its coverage is unparalleled with more than 40 regions discussed and a time-span of 1920 to the present day. "Culture" is broadly defined to include food, sport, religion, television, transport, alongside architecture, dance, film, literature, music and sculpture. The international team of contributors include many who are based in Latin America and the Caribbean making this the most essential, authoritative and authentic Encyclopedia for anyone studying Latin American and Caribbean studies. Key features include: * over 4000 entries ranging from extensive overview entries which provide context for general issues to shorter, factual or biographical pieces * articles followed by bibliographic references which offer a starting point for further research * extensive cross-referencing and thematic and regional contents lists direct users to relevant articles and help map a route through the entries * a comprehensive index provides further guidance.

Encyclopedia of U S Latin American Relations

Entries cover: Each country and its relationship with the United States Key politicians, diplomats, and revolutionaries in each country Wars, conflicts, and other events Policies and treaties Organizations central to the political and ...

Encyclopedia of U S    Latin American Relations

No previous work has covered the web of important players, places, and events that have shaped the history of the United States’ relations with its neighbors to the south. From the Monroe Doctrine through today’s tensions with Latin America’s new leftist governments, this history is rich in case studies of diplomatic, economic, and military cooperation and contentiousness. Encyclopedia of U.S.-Latin American Relations is a comprehensive, three-volume, A-to-Z reference featuring more than 800 entries detailing the political, economic, and military interconnections between the United States and the countries of Latin America, including Mexico and the nations in Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. Entries cover: Each country and its relationship with the United States Key politicians, diplomats, and revolutionaries in each country Wars, conflicts, and other events Policies and treaties Organizations central to the political and diplomatic history of the western hemisphere Key topics covered include: Coups and terrorist organizations U.S. military interventions in the Caribbean Mexican-American War The Cold War, communism, and dictators The war on drugs in Latin America Panama Canal Embargo on Cuba Pan-Americanism and Inter-American conferences The role of commodities like coffee, bananas, copper, and oil “Big Stick” and Good Neighbor policies Impact of religion in U.S.-Latin American relations Neoliberal economic development model U.S. Presidents from John Quincy Adams to Barack Obama Latin American leaders from Simon Bolivar to Hugo Chavez With expansive coverage of more than 200 years of important and fascinating events, this new work will serve as an important addition to the collections of academic, public, and school libraries serving students and researchers interested in U.S. history and diplomacy, Latin American studies, international relations, and current events.

Lived Religion in Latin America

Being a Roman Catholic in a context of religious diversity: An exploration of lived religion among Catholics in Córdoba, Argentina. Visioni LatinoAmericane 9(17): 38–64. ... In H. Gooren, ed., Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions.

Lived Religion in Latin America

What does the practice of religion look like in Latin American today? In this book, which examines religious practice in three Latin American cities-- Lima, Perú; Córdoba, Argentina; and Montevideo, Uruguay-- Gustavo Morello reveals the influence of modernity on average citizens' cultural practices. Technological development, the dynamics of capitalism, the specialization of spheres of knowledge-- all these aspects of modernity were thought to diminish the importance of religion. Yet, Morello argues, if we look at religion as ordinary Latin Americans practice it, we discover that modernity has not diminished religion, but transformed it, creating what Morello calls "enchanted modernity." In Latin America, there is more religion than secularists expect, but of a different kind than religious leaders would wish. Morello explores how urban, contemporary Latin Americans, both believers and non-believers, from different social classes and religious affiliations, experience transcendence in everyday life. Using semi-structured interviews with 254 individuals in three cities with shifting religious landscapes and different cultural histories, Morello highlights the diversity within Latin America, exploring societies that are understudied and examining a broad array of religious traditions: "nones" (agnostics, non-affiliated, atheist), Catholics, Evangelicals (including mainstream Protestants, Pentecostals, neo-Evangelicals), and other traditions (including Jews, Muslims, Mormons, African-derived traditions, and Buddhists). Morello emphasizes elements, nuances, and dynamics that have previously been overlooked and that can enrich the study of religion other non-western societies. The book seeks to contribute to a critical theory of contemporary religion-- one that is not centered in the North Atlantic world and that takes seriously the voices of the Latin American people.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Film

Film Faith and Cultural Conflict: The Case of Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003. Latin America Religious images and expressions are ubiquitous in Latin America. It is not surprising, then, ...

Encyclopedia of Religion and Film

Presents alphabetically arranged reference entries on religion and its role in modern film, covering such topics as religious themes, symbols, well-known films that deal with religious topics, and noted directors.

The Changing Faces of Catholicism National Processes and Central Local and Institutional Strategies

Divided by Faith and Ethnicity: Religious Pluralism and the Problem of Race in Guatemala. Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter. ... “Padre Marcelo Mendoça Rossi”, in Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions. Berlin: VS Springer.

The Changing Faces of Catholicism  National Processes and Central  Local and Institutional Strategies

This volume explores some of the strategies employed by the Catholic Church as a whole to address problems of the global era, in particular the responses and resistance efforts undertaken in a bid to counteract the secularization crisis in both Europe and the Americas, through spiritual writers, World Youth Days and Catholic education.

The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Latin America

American sociology of religion depends on more humility and curiosity from the centralized production centers and on the ... and the Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions (edited by Henri Gooren, Switzerland: Springer Nature, 2019).

The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Latin America

The sociology of Latin America, established in the region over the past eighty years, is a thriving field whose major contributions include dependence theory, world-systems theory, and historical debates on economic development, among others. The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Latin America provides research essays that introduce the readers to the discipline's key areas and current trends, specifically with regard to contemporary sociology in Latin America, as well as a collection of innovative empirical studies deploying a variety of qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The essays in the Handbook are arranged in eight research subfields in which scholars are currently making significant theoretical and methodological contributions: Sociology of the State, Social Inequalities, Sociology of Religion, Collective Action and Social Movements, Sociology of Migration, Sociology of Gender, Medical Sociology, and Sociology of Violence and Insecurity. Due to the deterioration of social and economic conditions, as well as recent disruptions to an already tense political environment, these have become some of the most productive and important fields in Latin American sociology. This roiling sociopolitical atmosphere also generates new and innovative expressions of protest and survival, which are being explored by sociologists across different continents today. The essays included in this collection offer a map to and a thematic articulation of central sociological debates that make it a critical resource for those scholars and students eager to understand contemporary sociology in Latin America.

Encyclopedia of Global Religion

As with so many new religious phenomena taking root in Latin America, these homegrown religions are typically hybrid in character. Whereas Umbanda unites Spiritism, indigenous, and African-derived elements, for example, ...

Encyclopedia of Global Religion

Presents entries A to L of a two-volume encyclopedia discussing religion around the globe, including biographies, concepts and theories, places, social issues, movements, texts, and traditions.

Social Political and Religious Movements in the Modern Americas

International Journal of Latin American Religions 2 (1), 3–21. ... Looking Like the Enemy: Japanese Mexicans, the Mexican State, and US Hegemony, 1897–1945. ... In Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions, edited by H. Gooren (pp.

Social  Political  and Religious Movements in the Modern Americas

This volume explores several notable themes related to social, political, and religious movements in Latin America and offers insightful historical perspectives to understand national, regional, and global issues from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. This volume’s collected chapters focus on the Latin American society and are divided into three sections. The first section, Social, presents some cultural, demographic, and urban changes that have occurred with increasing frequency in Latin America from the early twentieth century onward. The second section, Political, shows migratory, political, and identity movements that in recent decades have re-emerged with force. Finally, the third section, Religious, analyzes various Latin American religious visions with their particular characteristics. From the religious hegemony of Catholicism, a change in the religious panorama in the last decades can be seen intermingled with politics, history, and society.

Latin American Religions

of African diaspora religions, as well as contemporary expressions such as Santería, an Afro-Caribbean tradition ... To gather all the important voices in the study of Latin American religion would require a multivolume encyclopedia.

Latin American Religions

Before Columbus, the Americas were populated by many indigenous cultures, with a great diversity of religions. After 1492, European governments and churches dominated religious life. While Roman Catholicism was the official religion, great religious hybridization occurred, mixing European, indigenous, and often African traditions into distinctly New World forms. 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 entries, ritual manuals, and ancient sacred texts. These documents provide readers with direct access to the voices of adherents, enabling them to act as academic investigators, experiencing and interpreting the same texts on which historians draw. The documents are framed by substantive introductions which provide both historical context and theoretical insights for the study of these religions traditions and the ways in which they have developed over time. From the religious traditions of the Mayas and Aztecs and of the African diaspora, to official and popular Catholicism, to liberation theology, the rise of Pentecostalism, and emerging trends and new religious movements in Latin America, this new work offers a concise overview of this fascinating field.

United States History

Encyclopedia of American Radio , 1920- Encyclopedia of Cults , Sects , and New 1960 , 1154 Religions ... United States and Religion , 846 Canada ( v.1 ) , 643 Encyclopedia of American Wrestling , Encyclopedia of Latin American History ...

United States History

This important work has been completely revised and expanded with the addition of online databases, Web sites and CD-ROM titles. It identifies and describes hundreds of reference books that pertain to American history; entries offer thorough annotations that are both descriptive and evaluative. Arranged topically, chapters cover U.S. history in terms of politics and government; diplomatic history and foreign affairs; military history; social, cultural, and intellectual history; regional history; and economic history. Introductory scope notes provide valuable expository information and suggested search strategies in such areas as automation, government documents, and genealogy. Includes works published through 2002.

Reflexive Religion The New Age in Brazil and Beyond

Self-Improvement Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions: Springer. Damazio, S. (1994). Da Elite ao Povo: Advento e Expansão do Espiritismo no Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro: Bertrand Brasil. de Almeida, S. P., & Araujo Silva, ...

Reflexive Religion  The New Age in Brazil and Beyond

Reflexive Religion examines the rise of alternative spiritualities of the self in contemporary Brazil. Combining late modern theory and multi-site ethnographies of the New Age, it explains how religion is being transformed under globalization, reflexivity and individualism processes.

Encyclopedia of American Religion and Politics

There is a long tradition of concern for human rights by missionaries dating back to Bartolome Las Casas (1474–1566) in Latin America, missionaries in the South Pacific who supported the freedom of Polynesians, and missionaries in ...

Encyclopedia of American Religion and Politics

Presents an encyclopedia of religion and politics in America including short biographies of important political and religious figures like Ralph Abernathy, civil rights leader, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer, and synopses of religious entities like the Branch Davidians and the Episcopal church as well as important court cases of relevancy like Epperson et al. v. Arkansas having to do with evolution.

The Routledge Handbook of Religious Literacy Pluralism and Global Engagement

“Religion in Latin America: Widespread Change in a Historically Catholic Religion. ... “Coloniality of Power, Eurocentrism, and Latin America. ... In Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions, edited by H.P.P. Gooren.

The Routledge Handbook of Religious Literacy  Pluralism  and Global Engagement

This pioneering handbook proposes an approach to pluralism that is relational, principled, and non-relativistic, going beyond banal calls for mere "tolerance." The growing religious diversity within societies around the world presents both challenges and opportunities. A degree of competition between deeply held religious/worldview perspectives is natural and inevitable, yet at the same time the world urgently needs engagement and partnership across lines of difference. None of the world’s most pressing problems can be solved by any single actor, and as such it is not a question of if but when you partner with an individual or institution that does not think, act, or believe as you do. The authors argue that religious literacy—defined as a dynamic combination of competencies and skills, continuously refined through real-world cross-cultural engagement—is vital to building societies and states of neighborly solidarity and civic fairness. Through examination, reflection, and case studies across multiple faith traditions and professional fields, this handbook equips scholars and students, as well as policymakers and practitioners, to assess, analyze, and act collaboratively in a world of deep diversity.

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Christianity

Kjell Nordstokke, “Christian Base Communities (CBE)”, Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions, https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-3-319-08956-0_ 196-1; also, see Luis Alberto Gómez de Souza, ...

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Christianity

By 2025, Latin America's population of observant Christians will be the largest in the world. Nonetheless, studies examining the exponential growth of global Christianity tend to overlook this region, focusing instead on Africa and Asia. Research on Christianity in Latin America provides a core point of departure for understanding the growth and development of Christianity in the "Global South." In The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Christianity an interdisciplinary contingent of scholars examines Latin American Christianity in all of its manifestations from the colonial to the contemporary period. The essays here provide an accessible background to understanding Christianity in Latin America. Spanning the era from indigenous and African-descendant people's conversion to and transformation of Catholicism during the colonial period through the advent of Liberation Theology in the 1960s and conversion to Pentecostalism and Charismatic Catholicism, The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Christianity is the most complete introduction to the history and trajectory of this important area of modern Christianity.

Encyclopedia of African American Religions

took a group of college students on a Latin American study seminar. He was a credentialed instructor in Black History for the Los Angeles Public Adult School Program andwas a consultant in human relations for the Los Angeles Public ...

Encyclopedia of African American Religions

Preceded by three introductory essays and a chronology of major events in black religious history from 1618 to 1991, this A-Z encyclopedia includes three types of entries: * Biographical sketches of 773 African American religious leaders * 341 entries on African American denominations and religious organizations (including white churches with significant black memberships and educational institutions) * Topical articles on important aspects of African American religious life (e.g., African American Christians during the Colonial Era, Music in the African American Church)

Evangelical America An Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Religious Culture

Emphasizing the person and work of the Holy Spirit, Pentecostalism has found fertile ground in Africa, Latin America, and Asia to the point that some estimate that Pentecostals and Charismatics constitute approximately 18 to 25 percent ...

Evangelical America  An Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Religious Culture

An essential new reference work for students and general readers interested in the history, dynamics, and influence of evangelicalism in recent American history, politics, and culture. • Provides readers with an understanding of contemporary American evangelicalism's history, key individuals, organizations, and beliefs through detailed coverage of more than 180 topics • Documents the diversity of the Evangelical movement under a common core umbrella of doctrinal beliefs • Displays the breadth of American evangelical interaction in social and cultural issues and in debates in recent American history