Christianity in Latin America: A History by Justo L. GonzálezChristianity in Latin America: A History by Justo L. González

Christianity in Latin America: A History

byJusto L. González, Ondina E. González

Paperback | November 12, 2007

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Christianity has had an undeniable impact on Latin America, which has in turn transformed Christianity itself. Focusing on this mutually constitutive relationship, Christianity in Latin America presents the important encounters between people, ideas, and events of this large, heterogeneous subject. This book offers an accessible and engaging review of the history of Christianity in Latin America with a widely ecumenical focus to foster understanding of the various forces shaping both Christianity and the region.
Ondina E. González is visiting professor at Agnes Scott College and Emory University. She is co-editor of the forthcoming Raising an Empire: Children in Early Modern Iberia and Colonial Latin America.
Title:Christianity in Latin America: A HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:November 12, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521681928

ISBN - 13:9780521681926


Table of Contents

1. Foundations; 2. The arrival of Christianity; 3. The shaping of faith; 4. Reform movements; 5. The church in turmoil; 6. The church's new place; 7. Protestant immigrants; 8. An expanding Protestant presence; 9. Catholicism after Vatican II; 10. Pentecostalism and autochthonous movements; 11. By way of conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

"Ondina and Justo Gonzalez provide a good general overview of the history of Christianity in Latin America...Gonzalez and Gonzalez summarize the depth and complexity of Latin American Christian history in a single, digestible volume." --Matthew Aaron Tennant, University of Oxford: Anglican Theological Review