Latinos/Latinas are the largest “minority” in the United States, but the field of U.S. Latino/Latina studies is still in its infancy. This work represents the first single volume ever published on the U.S. Latino/Latina religious experience, an area that is even less explored. A carefully selected group of experts examines the major sub-groups of Latinos/Latinas including Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban Americans, along with some of the lesser studied groups such as Dominicans and Central Americans. In addition, the volume includes important thematic chapters on the role of art, film, health care, literature, music, politics, and women’s influence in the U.S. Latino/Latina religious experience.
Hector Avalos, Ph.D.(1991), in Bible/Near Eastern studies at Harvard University, is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the U.S. Latino/a Studies program at Iowa State University and the general editor of the Brill series
Religion in the Americas.
...a volume full of valuable and interestingly presented materials which will surely be a landmark publication in this recently discerned sub-field. Michael Pye,
Marburg Journal of Religion, 2004. '
Avalos's collection addresses a gap in both religious studies and Latina/o studies scholarship...an excellent overall introduction to the various groups. A. Barnhart,
College students, scholars of American religion, and educated laypersons interested Latina/Latino religious experience in the United States.