Afrocuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, And Identity by Gonzalez, Michelle A.Afrocuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, And Identity by Gonzalez, Michelle A.

Afrocuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, And Identity

byGonzalez, Michelle A.

Hardcover | September 30, 2006

Pricing and Purchase Info

$84.99 online 
$95.50 list price save 11%
Earn 425 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

Ships within 1-2 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

The first book to compare Cuban American and African American religiosity, "Afro-Cuban Theology" argues that Afro-Cuban religiosity and culture are central to understanding the Cuban and Cuban American condition. Gonzalez interprets this saturation of the Afro-Cuban as transcending race and affecting all Cubans and Cuban Americans in spite of their pigmentation or self-identification. Building on a historical overview of the intersection of race, religion, and nationhood, the author explores the manner in which devotion to La Caridad del Cobre, popular religion, and Cuban letters inform an Afro-Cuban theology. This interdisciplinary study draws from various theological schools as well as the disciplines of history, literary studies, and ethnic studies. The primary discipline is systematic theology, with special attention to black and Latino/a theologies. Far from being disconnected subfields, they are interrelated areas within theological studies. Gonzalez provides a broad overview of the Cuban and Cuban American communities, emphasizing the manner in which the intersection of race and religion have functioned within the construction of Cuban and Cuban American identities. The Roman Catholic Church's role in this history, as well as the preservation of African religious practices and consequent formation of Afro-Cuban religions, are paramount. Also groundbreaking is the collaborative spirit between black and Latino/a that underlines this work. The author proposes an expansion of racial identity recognizing the different cultures that exist within U.S. racial contexts-specifically a model of collaboration versus dialogue between black and Latino/a
theologies.
Title:Afrocuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, And IdentityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:September 30, 2006Publisher:UNIVERSITY PRESS OF FLORIDALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081302997X

ISBN - 13:9780813029979

Look for similar items by category: