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Jesus in the Hispanic Community

Jesus in the Hispanic Community

Images of Christ from Theology to Popular Religion

  • Author: Harold Joseph Recinos,Hugo Magallanes
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • ISBN: 0664234283
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 225
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This first-of-its-kind collection reveals U.S. Latino/a theological scholarship as a vital terrain of study in the search for better understanding of the varieties of religious experience in the United States. While the insights of Latino/a theologians from Central and South America have gained attention among professional theologians, until now the role of U.S. Latino/a theology in the formation of North American theological identity has been largely unacknowledged. Nonetheless, the four-centuries old Latino/a presence in the United States has been forming a rich, creative, and distinctively North American Latino/a Christology. Exploring both constructive theology and popular religion, this collection of essays from top U.S. Latino/a scholars reveals the varieties of religious experience in the United States and the importance of Latino/a understandings of Christ to both academy and community.

ÁSanto!

ÁSanto!

Varieties of Latino/a Spirituality

  • Author: Edwin David Aponte
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • ISBN: 1570759642
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 193
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An overview of Latino/a spiritualities today--Protestant, Catholic, Pentecostal, and non-Christian and the challenges they bring to Christian theology and ministry. Given the context of increasing religious pluralism and a burgeoning interest in religions, religiosity, and spirituality within the United States and the knowledge that by the mid-twenty-first century an estimated 100 million Americans will claim Latin origin, an understanding of the varieties of Latino/a spirituality becomes essential. This book focuses on the ways in which Latinos and Latinas participate in the pursuit and practice of the spiritual or "holy" santo as part of their lived religion. In seven chapters, Aponte explores various understandings of santo and its participation in daily life, rites of passage, and worship.

Walking Where Jesus Walked

Walking Where Jesus Walked

American Christians and Holy Land Pilgrimage

  • Author: Hillary Kaell
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814771742
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 288
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Since the 1950s, millions of American Christians have traveled to the Holy Land to visit places in Israel and the Palestinian territories associated with Jesus’s life and death. Why do these pilgrims choose to journey halfway around the world? How do they react to what they encounter, and how do they understand the trip upon return? This book places the answers to these questions into the context of broad historical trends, analyzing how the growth of mass-market evangelical and Catholic pilgrimage relates to changes in American Christian theology and culture over the last sixty years, including shifts in Jewish-Christian relations, the growth of small group spirituality, and the development of a Christian leisure industry. Drawing on five years of research with pilgrims before, during and after their trips, Walking Where Jesus Walked offers a lived religion approach that explores the trip’s hybrid nature for pilgrims themselves: both ordinary—tied to their everyday role as the family’s ritual specialists, and extraordinary—since they leave home in a dramatic way, often for the first time. Their experiences illuminate key tensions in contemporary US Christianity between material evidence and transcendent divinity, commoditization and religious authority, domestic relationships and global experience. Hillary Kaell crafts the first in-depth study of the cultural and religious significance of American Holy Land pilgrimage after 1948. The result sheds light on how Christian pilgrims, especially women, make sense of their experience in Israel-Palestine, offering an important complement to top-down approaches in studies of Christian Zionism and foreign policy.

The Politics of Jesús

The Politics of Jesús

A Hispanic Political Theology

  • Author: Miguel A. De La Torre, professor of Social Ethics and Latino/a Studies
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442250372
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 212
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The Politics of Jesús is a powerful new search for Jesus from the margins. Highlighting the oppression inherent in the dominant image of Jesus, the book rejects Jesus for Jesús—a symbol of liberation that connects with Latino/as and other marginalized groups. This provocative book moves the study of Jesús into the global present.

Jesus is My Uncle

Jesus is My Uncle

Christology from a Hispanic Perspective

  • Author: Luis G. Pedraja
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 151
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In Jesus Is My Uncle, Luis Pedraja examines Christology and the doctrine of God from a Hispanic perspective, emphasizing the role played by language and experience. This volume provides a unique perspective and promotes a deeper understanding of Hispanic theology and, by inference, other theologies as well. Living in the cultural borderlands, an important aspect of the Hispanic experience is the languages used: Spanish and English. Pedraja examines how the way Hispanics speak about Jesus and God in Spanish creates different theological imagery than speaking in English does. All languages are laden with affections, nuances, and images that enhance the meaning of certain words. Since languages reflect and affect our theology, how one speaks about God provides a window into theology and unconsciously affects the way one thinks about God.

Being Latino in Christ

Being Latino in Christ

Finding Wholeness in Your Ethnic Identity

  • Author: Orlando Crespo
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 083087450X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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Life as a Latino in America is complicated. Living between the two worlds of being Latino and American can generate great uncertainty. And the strange mixture of ethnic pride and racial prejudice creates another sort of confusion. Who are you as a Latino? Who are you as an American? What has Christ to say about your dilemma? How can you accept who you are in Christ with joy and confidence? Orlando Crespo has taken his own journey from Puerto Rico to an immigrant neighborhood in Springfield, Massachusetts, and back again to his Latino roots. In this books he helps you to reflect on your own voyage of self-understanding and on what it means to have a mixed heritage from the days of the original Spanish Conquest to the present. His straightforward approach also takes him to what the Bible says about ethnic identity--about a people who were often oppressed by more powerful cultures. He helps you to see how Jesus' own humanity unfolded in the context of a people who were considered to be inferior. Thus Crespo finds both realism and hope in the good news of Jesus. There is more, however, than merely coming to terms with who you are. Crespo also shows how Latinos are called to step out positively in ministry to the world. You can make a positive impact in on the world in racial reconciliation, in bicultural ministry and more because of who God has uniquely made you to be. Here is a book for all Latinos who want to live confidently in Christ.

Christ Outside the Gate

Christ Outside the Gate

Mission Beyond Christendom

  • Author: Orlando E. Costas
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1597523410
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 254
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A Strategy for Developing a More Effective Ministry to the Hispanic Community in Southern California

A Strategy for Developing a More Effective Ministry to the Hispanic Community in Southern California

  • Author: Héctor Delgado
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Church work with Hispanic Americans
  • Page: 284
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The Mestizo/a Community of the Spirit

The Mestizo/a Community of the Spirit

A Postmodern Latino/a Ecclesiology

  • Author: Oscar Garcia-Johnson
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630878197
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 174
  • View: 4780
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This work models a creative exercise in ecclesiology based on a Latino/a practical theology of the Spirit, which designs theological discourse based on its encounter with the Spirit in human culture. Hence, it is a theology appreciative of and attentive to the "multiple matrices and intersections" of the Spirit with cultures. Garcia-Johnson offeres an appreciative and critical analysis of the uses of culture among Latino/a theologians, followed by the proposal for a postmodern Spirit-friendly cultural paradigm based on the narratives of the cross and the Pentecost. He develops a practical theology for a Latino/a postmodern ecclesiology based on three native Latino/a theological concepts: mestizaje, accompaniment, and manana eschatology. The resulting ecclesial construct-The Mestizo/a Community of Manana-reflects a transforming manana vision and models the visible cruciform community in which the transforming praxis and historical transcendence of the Christ-Spirit works from within. The work sets forth practical guidelines for implementation of the ecclesial construct in the urban context of devastated communities and offers suggestions for further development in Latino/a theology.

Caminemos con Jesuœs

Caminemos con Jesuœs

  • Author: Roberto S. Goizueta
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • ISBN: 1608331938
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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While the growth in both numbers and influence of Hispanics in North American Catholicism and Protestantism has been commented on widely, up until now there has been no systematic attempt to define a Hispanic theology. Roberto Goizueta, a Cuban-American theologian, aware that "Hispanic" and "Latino" can be terms imposed artificially on diverse peoples, finds a common link in the Spanish language and in a shared culture. Central to this culture is the experience of exile, of being a people at the margins of a society, who must find and make their way together. Central also is faith, and its grounding in this experience of being in exile. In delineating the very particular nature and worldview of Hispanic/Latino theology, Caminemos con Jesus challenges both traditional Euro-American theologies and modern Western epistemological assumptions. It examines the implications of this theological method for the Church and the academy, as well as for the future of the Latino community and North American society. Caminemos con Jesus provides lessons in discipleship for non-Hispanics and Hispanics alike, for students of contemporary theology, and all those engaged in pastoral and church-based work.

Alabadle!

Alabadle!

Hispanic Christian Worship

  • Author: Justo L. González
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • ISBN: 1426738730
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 133
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By looking at the wide variety of Hispanic Christian worship that exists within the Hispanic community, Alabadle! highlights the cultural, generational, and denominational elements that comprise the spectrum of Hispanic worship. Justo L. Gonzalez and seven other contributors provide an insightful look into the variety of worship styles that exist among numerous church traditions including Assemblies of God, United Methodist, Catholic, American Baptist, Presbyterian, and Disciples of Christ. And yet, in the midst of this variety, is a common thread of excitement - about worship and about the gospel! Anyone interested in exploring worship, music, and liturgy styles from a particular Hispanic perspective will find Alabadle! a valuable learning tool.

The Rabbit & the Elephant

The Rabbit & the Elephant

Why Small is the New Big for Today's Church

  • Author: Tony Dale,Felicity Dale,George Barna
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1414325533
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 233
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A thrilling backstage account of how God is restoring divine order in his house, shifting the church from church-as-we-know-it to church-as-God-wants-it.

Parish Ministry in a Hispanic Community

Parish Ministry in a Hispanic Community

  • Author: Charles W. Dahm
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • ISBN: 0809142724
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 296
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Youngsters are invited to dress an engaging paper doll family of 4 bright-eyed monkeys. Among the 145 costume stickers for Mama, Papa, Big Sister and Little Brother are sandals, sneakers, slippers, hair ornaments, tote bags, jewelry, assorted toys, and other charming accessories. All can be applied to the figures repeatedly for hours of fun-filled play.

A New Dawn in Beloved Community

A New Dawn in Beloved Community

Stories with the Power to Transform Us

  • Author: Linda Lee
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • ISBN: 1426771525
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 279
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Faith in Jesus Christ incorporates all Christians into the body of Christ, the invisible communion of all believers. But the church, as a human institution, remains broken and unable to embody fully this unity or oneness. Too often, the failure of Christians to manifest God’s love is rooted in differences in culture, traditions, or language that lead to fear and misunderstanding. This book brings together a collection of stories—of songs—that give the reader insight, that provide examples of how to share stories and learn from them, and that ultimately can lead to a new way of understanding the concepts of beloved community and the body of Christ.

The Lamb's Agenda

The Lamb's Agenda

Why Jesus Is Calling You to a Life of Righteousness and Justice

  • Author: Samuel Rodriguez
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 140020450X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
  • View: 4783
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Is There a Divine Cure for Our Ailing Nation? In The Lamb’s Agenda Samuel Rodriguez offers a blueprint for Christian rejuvenation, a prophetic call to orient our lives at the nexus of the cross. Joining the Christianity of Martin Luther King Jr. and Billy Graham, The Lamb’s Agenda reveals the crucial connection between biblical social justice and spiritual righteousness. Getting back to the basics of Christianity means extending our efforts simultaneously in the vertical direction of God and the horizontal direction of our neighbors. In this critical moment, begrudging service and empty religiosity must be replaced by the vibrancy of the Lamb’s agenda, Christ’s plan of redemption in the world. A Third Great Awakening, says Rodriguez, awaits Christians who boldly and joyfully embrace both planks of the Savior’s cross: obedience to God and service to others.

Compañeros

Compañeros

Latino Activists in the Face of AIDS

  • Author: Jesus Ramirez-Valles
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 025209347X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
  • View: 7045
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Telling the affecting stories of eighty gay, bisexual, and transgender (GBT) Latino activists and volunteers living in Chicago and San Francisco, Compañeros: Latino Activists in the Face of AIDS closely details how these individuals have been touched or transformed by the AIDS epidemic. Weaving together activists' responses to oppression and stigma, their encounters with AIDS, and their experiences as GBTs and Latinos in North America and Latin America, Jesus Ramirez-Valles explores the intersection of civic involvement with ethnic and sexual identity. Even as activists battle multiple sources of oppression, they are able to restore their sense of family connection and self-esteem through the creation of an alternative space in which community members find value in their relationships with one another. In demonstrating the transformative effects of a nurturing community environment for GBT Latinos affected by the AIDS epidemic, Ramirez-Valles illustrates that members find support in one another, as compañeros, in their struggles with homophobia, gender discrimination, racism, poverty, and forced migration.

Primero Dios

Primero Dios

Alcoholics Anonymous and the Hispanic Community

  • Author: Kenneth G. Davis
  • Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
  • ISBN: 9780945636502
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 116
  • View: 4834
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Alcoholism is a pressing challenge to the U.S. Hispanic communities. Current treatments are often outside of their economic abilities, or are not adapted to their specific cultures. Government and other outside funding of these treatments also may create a dependence on forces beyond the Hispanic community's control, just as an unhealthy dependency can be created between client and counselor. Alcoholics Anonymous, however, costs members nothing and insists on mutual aid, not professional dependence. It is a widespread phenomenon among Hispanics both in the United States and abroad. The question is whether this grandparent of the self-help movement, born among middle-class, Midwestern Anglophones, is truly adaptable and liberating for the Hispanic community. Primero Dios investigates this question specifically from the perspective of the Catholic, Mexican-descent male. A review of the literature disclosed that A.A. has quite a following and an impressive history among this group. This research also revealed conversion as a key concept in the treatment of A.A. Hence, the author looks at what the Mexican-descent community understands by conversion, and compares this meaning with the A.A. construct. Three key values are identified which help explain the inculturation of A.A. among this group: 1) respect for self and others; 2) a belief in a Higher Power and in destiny without fatalism; 3) suffering makes for strength. This theory was successfully piloted on a focus group of self-described pastoral agents of the Church. They are the native resource persons who can investigate the meaning-making milieu of these two groups and place each in a mutually beneficial dialogue with the other. Having demonstrated this point, Kenneth G. Davis posits that this same inculturation could occur between the Hispanic communities and other self-help groups (such as Parents Anonymous). With the support of the Church and others, many challenges now facing the Hispanic communities and likewise often not properly treated, could be approached by an inculturated use of similar groups. This book will make an important research tool as it makes an important contribution to our sensitivity, understanding, and ability to treat the Hispanic alcoholic from a compassionate, culturally sensitive perspective.

A History of the Church in Latin America

A History of the Church in Latin America

  • Author: Enrique Dussel
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780802821317
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 388
  • View: 5790
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This comprehensive history of the church in Latin America, with its emphasis on theology, will help historians and theologians to better understand the formation and continuity of the Latin American tradition.

The New Evangelization

The New Evangelization

Overcoming the Obstacles

  • Author: Steven C. Boguslawski,Ralph Martin
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • ISBN: 0809145324
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 157
  • View: 1497
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"One of Pope John Paul II's most important legacies is his repeated call to a "new evangelization," the need to reevangelize traditionally Christian societies that are hurtling toward secularization. This book brings together the best scholarship on this topic."--BOOK JACKET.

The Gerontology Nurse's Guide to the Community-Based Health Network

The Gerontology Nurse's Guide to the Community-Based Health Network

  • Author: Brenda L. Bonham Howe, MSN, RN, BSLS
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 0826127029
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 312
  • View: 2289
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This is a timely and vital resource for new and seasoned gerontology nurses responsible for coordinating care and advocacy for their patients as health care shifts from hospital-based to community-based care. Comprehensive and organized for quick access to information, this clinical guide encompasses the broad network of community health resources available and describes how to access them on behalf of geriatric patients and clients. It provides an overview of growing old in the United States and discusses cultural and socioeconomic considerations, common conditions and morbidities affecting older adults, and the wide variety of community resources available to address these concerns. The book provides the critical information gerontology nurses need to synthesize the health conditions affecting older adults with education about and access to vital community-based services. It discusses health delivery in regard to cultural diversity, the physical and psychological changes of aging and how to adapt to them, and different types of community-based health options including home health services, independent and assisted living, long-term care, and hospice and palliative care. Woven throughout are the themes of empowerment and advocacy for the nurse, patient, and family. Included in each chapter are abundant tools and resources that can be quickly referenced, and there is an emphasis on patient advocacy and teaching throughout. The book is also a supportive resource for nursing education programs and for nurses in mentorship roles in hospital or primary clinical practice settings. Key Features: Encompasses the broad network of community health resources available to older adults Provides easy access to informational websites, tools, and resources Addresses the physical and psychological changes of aging Focuses on advocacy and empowerment Serves as a comprehensive resource for new and seasoned gerontology nurses, educators, and mentors