Lloyd D. Barba (Section 01)
(Offered as RELI 130and LLAS 130) On the dawn of the quincentenary of the Protestant Reformation, the April 2013 cover story of Time Magazine heralded the “Latino Reformation.” After 500 years of religious contact, conflict, and conversions throughout the Americas, “Latino USA” is undergoing unprecedented religious transformations. Latinxs, now comprising the largest ethnic minority group in the United States, are largely responsible for the new expressions of Abrahamic religious traditions in the country. This course is a historical survey of the growing and diverse U.S. Latinx religious experiences. The chronology of the course will begin with pre-contact Indian religions and cultures, then follow with an examination of Iberian Catholic and Indian contact cultures, Catholic and Protestant migrations into the U.S., and the negotiation and representation of Latinx religious identities today.
Spring semester. Assistant Professor Barba.
This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.
|Santo: The Varities of Latina/o Spirituality||Orbis, 2012||Aponte, Edwin||Required||Amherst Books||TBD|
|Brown Church: Five Centuries of Latina/o Social Justice, Theology, and Identity||InterVarsity Press, 2020||Romero, Chao||Required||Amherst Books||TBD|
|Our Lady of Everyday Life||Oxford University Press; 1st ed. 2018||Del Socorro Castaneda-Liles, Maria||Required||Amherst Books||TBD|
|Day of the Dead: The Migration and Transformation of a Cultural Phenomenon||Rutgers University Press, 2009||Marchi, Regina||Required. Also available as e-book on Moodle||Amherst Books||TBD|
|Apostles of Change: Latino Radical Politics, Church Occupations, and the Fight to Save the Barrio||University of Texas Press, 2021||Hinojosa, Felipe||Required||Amherst Books||TBD|
|Devoted to Death, Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint||Oxford University Press, 2nd ed.,2017||Chesnut, Andrew||Required||Amherst Books||TBD|
These books are available locally at Amherst Books.