The histories of the Latin American and the US Latino/a church are complex. We are the Brown Church, but we are not monolithic. Our histories no son la misma cosa – are not the same thing. They are complex and messy. They share differences, continuities, and discontinuities; and it is crucial for seminaries to acknowledge that. Here I share 12 books on US Latino/a church history.
Martínez, Juan Francisco. The Story of Latino Protestants in the United States. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Co., 2018.
Estrada Adorno, Wilfredo. La ruta del pentecostalismo puertorriqueño. CEL Publicaciones, 2016.
Mantovina, Timothy M. and Gerald E. Poyo, eds. ¡Presente! U.S. Latino Catholics from Colonial Origins to the Present. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2015.
Ramírez, Daniel. Migrating Faith: Pentecostalism in the United States and Mexico in the Twentieth Century. The University of North Carolina Press, 2015.
Espinosa, Gastón. Latino Pentecostals in America: Faith and Politics in Action. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014.
Martínez-Vázquez, Hijamil A. Made in the Margins: Latina/o Constructions of U.S. Religious History. Waco,TX: Baylor University Press, 2013.
Martínez, Juan F. and Lindy Scott, eds. Los Evangélicos: Portraits of Latino Protestantism in the United States. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2009.
Este libro fue originalmente publicado en español bajo el título Iglesias peregrinas en busca de identidad: Cuadros del protestantismo latino en los Estados Unidos (2004) por Ediciones Kairós.
Sandoval, Moises. On the Move: A History of the Hispanic Church in the United States. 2nd ed. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2006.
Badillo, David A. Latinos and the New Immigrant Church. Baltimore, MD: The John Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Machado, Daisy L. Of Borders and Margins: Hispanic Disciples in Texas, 1888-1945. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Fernández, Eduardo C. La Cosecha: Harvesting Contemporary United States Hispanic Theology (1972-1998). Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2000.
Sandoval, Moises, ed. Fronteras: A History of the Latin American Church in the USA since 1513. Mexican American Cultural Center, 1983.
What other books would you recommend?
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You are what I’ve been looking for. Rockin’ my sock, mujer! Gracias. This is so helpful. Sharing.
Arlene Sánchez Walsh, Pentecostals in America (Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series) (Columbia UP, 2018).
Also by her: Latino Pentecostal Identity – Evangelical Faith, Self and Society (Columbia UP, 2003).