Religion in Latin America: A Documentary History  -     By: Lee M. Penyak, Walter J. Petry
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Religion in Latin America: A Documentary History

Orbis Books / 2006 / Paperback

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"2007 Reference Book of the Year,"---Catholic Press Association. "Nowhere else will you find as thorough a collection of English-translated samples of primary sources regarding the spiritual life of Latinos in the New World,"---Living Church. "Highly recommended,"---Choice. 423 pages, softcover. Orbis.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 448
Vendor: Orbis Books
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1570756791
ISBN-13: 9781570756795
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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.

Author Bio

Lee M. Penyak is an associate professor of history and the director of Latin American Studies at the University of Scranton.

Walter J. Petry, professor emeritus at Fairfield University in Connecticut, was a professor of history and a director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Black Studies.

Publisher Description

Significant documents on religion in Latin America from the 15th through the 21st centuries.

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, Candomblé 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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