A detailed look into the deep and rich history of Christianity in Latin America
Spanning more than 500 years, this illustrated book covers the rich history of Christianity in Latin America. The authors use an analytical framework as they describe the institutional religious history for the period covered in that chapter, providing the context to look at other concurrent though non-institutional developments within Christianity. Each section includes sources that look at the way Christianity manifested and continues to manifest itself in the life of Latin American society, including its women, its enslaved and indigenous populations, and the modern-day marginalized sectors.
Nuestra Fe describes and clarifies the muliplicity of expressions that have evolved under Latin American Christianity. It also provides a collection of many primary resources including traditional written documents, photographs of architectural features, litanies, poetry, and official correspondence.
Justo L. González has taught at the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico and Candler School of Theology, Emory University. He is the author of many books, including Church History: An Essential Guide and To All Nations From All Nations, both published by Abingdon Press.
Justo L. González es un ampliamente leído y respetado historiador y teólogo. Es el autor de numerosas obras que incluyen tres volúmenes de su Historia del Pensamiento Cristiano, la colección de Tres Meses en la Escuela de... (Mateo... Juan... Patmos... Prisión... Espíritu), Breve Historia de las Doctrinas Cristianas y El ministerio de la palabra escrita, todas publicadas por Abingdon Press.
Ondina E. González is an independent scholar who has been a visiting professor at Agnes Scott College and Emory University.
Ondina E. Gonzalez and Justo L. Gonzalez have written the definitive work on the history of Christianity in Latin America. Both content and style will make it the most valuable textbook on the subject.
-C. Rene Padilla,
Emeritus President, Kairos Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ondina Gonzalez and Justo Gonzalez have assembled a truly dazzling array of primary sources that document the complex, bloody, and surprisingly grace-filled history of Latin America and Latin Americans. This rich tapestry is, however, to mix a metaphor, just the tip of the iceberg! What the reader realizes is how much more complicated things are, how much more there is to read and know, if the legacy of Latinos/as is to be completely understood in our twenty-first century.
-Steve Bevins, SVD,
Catholic Theological Union, Chicago
A veritable treasure-trove of texts illuminating five centuries of Latin American religious history for the twenty-first-century reader. The choice and presentation shows sound scholarship and ecumenical sensitivity. This book will be an ideal companion to any course exploring the history of Christian faith in Latin America.
Catholic Theological Union