Santo! Varieties of Latino/a Spirituality

ISBN-10: 1570759642

ISBN-13: 9781570759642

Edition: 2012

Authors: Edwin David Aponte

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By 2050 an estimated 100 million Americans will claim Latin origin. Thus, an understanding of Latino/a spirituality is essential to understanding religion in this country today and in the future. This book provides insights into how Latinos and Latinas, including Protestants, Catholics, followers of other religions, and secular practitioners, participate in the pursuit and practice of the spiritual or "holy"-santo. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 4/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Edwin David Aponte is Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Seminary at Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster, PA. He is the author of several Chalice Press titles relating to Latino/a studies.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Contexts for Spirituality
Spirituality in the United States
Spirituality on the Margins
Personal Voice and Place
Plan of the Book
Santo and Spirituality
What Is Santo?
Santo in Southwestern Piety and Art
Other Forms of Santos
More to the Story
Santo: Beyond the Usual Expectations
Expectation and Actuality
Latino/a Muslims
Latino/a Buddhists
Alternative Christians
"A Different Kind of Hug"
Toward Definitions of Santo
Latino/a Peoples and the "Holy"
What's in a Name?
Transnational and Historical Perspectives
The Power of Naming
The Social Construction of Race
Latinidad, Multiple Consciousness, and Spirituality
Rituals in the Passages of Life
Marking Community through Ritual
Stages of Spiritual Development
Familia and Life Passages
Birth of a Child
Quincea�era as Rite of Passage
Marriage and Partnership
Passages of Death
Days of the Dead
Conclusion
Rhetoric and Traditions
Lo Cotidiano and Sacred Rhetoric
The Sacred Rhetoric of Prayer in Song
Rhetoric from the Margins
Everyday Sayings
Stories as Narrative Spirituality
Sacred Rhetoric, Material Culture, and Latino/a Spirituality
Rhetoric and Religiosity
Sacred Places and Spaces
What Is a Sacred Space?
Fixed Spaces
Home Altars
Sacred Spaces on the Road
Places for Mourning
Summary
Exploring Spanglish Spirituality
Living in Spanglish
Spanglish as Cultural Mixing
Recognizing Spanglish Spirituality
Challenges and Promises of Spanglish Spirituality
Appendix
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index
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