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El Cuerpo de Cristo: The Hispanic Presence in the U.S. Catholic Church
  • Peter J. Casarella, DePaul University
  • Raúl Gómez, SDS

"The articles which follow are a clear proof of the new boldness, creativity, and seriousness which our Hispanic scholars are developing and offering to our own people and equally to church and society at large. It is just beginning, but it is great!" --Virgilio Elizondo, from the Foreword

Interdisciplinary studies by leading Hispanic scholars investigate the religious, cultural, and artistic dimensions of Hispanic/Latino Catholicism in the United States, revealing the promise it holds for the Church of the next millennium. Uncovering the riches of Hispanic/Latino Catholicism, the essays in this volume explore its roots in the Spanish colonial and Amerindian traditions of Latin America as well as the cultural and religious breadth of contemporary Latino faith.

Contributors include William Christian, Jr., Allan Figueroa Deck, SJ, Ana María Díaz-Stephens, David Traverzo Galarza, Mario García, Alejandro García-Rivera, Roberto Goizueta, Jeffrey Gros, FSC, Jaime Lara, Vicente López, O. Carm., Gelasia Márquez, Marcos Martínez, Ana María Pineda, RSM, José Antonio Rubio, Jean Pierre Ruiz, and Juan Sosa.

  • religion,
  • culture,
  • art,
  • Hispanic,
  • Latino,
  • contributions,
  • dimensions,
  • Catholicism,
  • American Church,
  • U.S.,
  • United States,
  • Latin American roots,
  • Amerindian traditions,
  • Spanish colonial,
  • contemporary Latino faith,
  • twentieth century,
  • twenty-first century,
  • catolicismo en ee.uu.,
  • presencia hispana,
  • latina,
  • estudios hispanos,
  • Iglesia católica,
  • nuevo milenio,
  • fe,
  • cultural,
  • teologia,
  • theology,
  • religion,
  • religión
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Citation Information
Peter J. Casarella and Raúl Gómez. El Cuerpo de Cristo: The Hispanic Presence in the U.S. Catholic Church. FirstNew York, NY(1998)
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