12 Books on US Latino/a Church History

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.

81nUW1aDmgLMartínez, Juan Francisco. The Story of Latino Protestants in the United States. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Co., 2018.








41btY2t57qLEstrada Adorno, Wilfredo. La ruta del pentecostalismo puertorriqueño. CEL Publicaciones, 2016.








41FJVo5+ynLMantovina, Timothy M. and Gerald E. Poyo, eds. ¡Presente! U.S. Latino Catholics from Colonial Origins to the Present. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2015.








51eLBu8ie1L._SX345_BO1,204,203,200_Ramírez, Daniel. Migrating Faith: Pentecostalism in the United States and Mexico in the Twentieth Century. The University of North Carolina Press, 2015.








GEspinosa-LatinoPentecostalsAmericaEspinosa, Gastón. Latino Pentecostals in America: Faith and Politics in Action. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014.









31zHDlHTa6L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Martínez-Vázquez, Hijamil A. Made in the Margins: Latina/o Constructions of U.S. Religious History. Waco,TX: Baylor University Press, 2013.









41J0DZYeyRL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_-1Martínez, 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.






4534300Sandoval, Moises. On the Move: A History of the Hispanic Church in the United States. 2nd ed. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2006.









51M06HZCJ3LBadillo, David A. Latinos and the New Immigrant Church. Baltimore, MD: The John Hopkins University Press, 2006.









41V58mx3bGL._SY445_QL70_Machado, Daisy L. Of Borders and Margins: Hispanic Disciples in Texas, 1888-1945. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2003.









51YY4R11R7LFernández, Eduardo C. La Cosecha: Harvesting Contemporary United States Hispanic Theology (1972-1998). Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2000.








71rD7qiJXALSandoval, 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?     Janet Mock smiling and reading



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2 thoughts on “12 Books on US Latino/a Church History

  1. 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).

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