Latin american religions university of phoenix november 12, 2012 what are some major attributes of latin american catholicism identify and describe at least two distinctions and include how they are distinct from catholicism elsewhere. Latin american religions provides an introduction through documents to the historical development and contemporary expressions of religious life in south and central america, mexico, and the spanish-speaking caribbean a central feature of this text is its inclusion of both primary and secondary materials, including letters, sermons, journal. This journal presents research articles, interviews, conference reports and book reviews that contribute to the scientific study of the history and present situation of latin american religions, both in the region and among latin american minorities in other parts of the world.
A latin-american pope from chile to mexico—and among us latinos—there was a collective gasp of surprise and excitement over the news of the conclave’s election of argentina’s cardinal jorge mario bergoglio as pope francis. Religious transformations in the early modern americas is sponsored by the mcneil center for early american studies and the american studies program of princeton university the conference will be held at the mcneil center for early american studies on november 11, 2011 and at princeton university on november 12, 2011. Latin america unites in itself the european, african, and american streams of civilization simi- larly so, christianity did not develop in an airtight, pasteurized package but was influenced by the.
Education and religious freedom in latin america paul sigmund princeton university the dramatic changes that have taken place in the legislation, attitudes, and practices relating to religious freedom in latin america have all affected the way in which religious education has been conceived in this diverse region, especially over the past century. Christianity: christianity in latin america the discovery of santo domingo in 1492 marks the beginning of latin american church history there were no priests among the one hundred men aboard the pinta , the ni ñ a , and the santa maria nevertheless, the seamen were spanish christians. Latin american culture latin america represents 1/10 of the world's population, and geographically can be located from the land extensions of mexico, until the patagonia at argentina some of the most relevant elements of today's culture in latin america are religion, values, attitudes, social structure, social stratification, language and.
Latin american history from columbus to frida kahlo, learn about the conquistadors, revolutionaries, and everyday people who shaped the vast region known as latin america. Latin america “in most people’s minds is synonymous with catholicism, but the strong association has eroded,” said neha sahgal, a senior researcher at pew. In the 1983 article religion and conflict in latin america: conversation with otto maduro, josé casanova interviews otto maduro, a self-proclaimed marxist catholic, about the interaction of marxism and catholicism in latin america.
Latin american religions fills this yawning gap admirably gone is the idea that all latin americans are catholic we learn about indigenous traditions, the african diaspora, catholicism, protestantism, other alternative christianities, and various world religions. A brief history of catholicism in latin america by richard palmer from the may 2013 trumpet print edition w hen christopher columbus arrived in america, the catholic church moved quickly to establish its control in the newly discovered territory. Part 3 in the latin america series this episode examines religious patterns within latin american countries iu southeast instructor: clint franklin.
Today latin america is a place where very different religions coexist christians, muslims, hindus, buddhists, adherents of east asian traditions, as well as new religions and the remains ancient traditions, are all a part of the religiously diverse life of the continent. The role of vatican ii and medellín have been discussed extensively in the literature on latin american religion and there is a strong tendency to attribute the rise of the progressive catholic church almost solely to these two events. Pre-columbian religion and rituals the fundamentals latin america, specifically mesoamerica, before 1500 had a wide variety of unique religious traditions across cultures and time periods there was a lot of overlap between different cultures in their gods, practices and rituals. Latin ameri after 1492, european governments and churches dominated religious life while roman catholicism was the official religion, great religious hybridization occurred, mixing european, indigenous, and often african traditions into distinctly new world forms.
Latin americans have been defecting to protestantism for decades now many are rejecting organised religion altogether one of the major reasons why a latin american was elected the first pope. Native american religions, religious beliefs and sacramental practices of the indigenous peoples of north and south america until the 1950s it was commonly assumed that the religions of the surviving native americans were little more than curious anachronisms,. Latin american religions - philtar.