Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity by Michelle A. Gonzalez PDF

By Michelle A. Gonzalez

ISBN-10: 081302997X

ISBN-13: 9780813029979

The first publication to match Cuban American and African American religiosity, Afro-Cuban Theology argues that Afro-Cuban religiosity and tradition are relevant to knowing the Cuban and Cuban American situation. Gonzalez translates this saturation of the Afro-Cuban as transcending race and affecting all Cubans and Cuban american citizens regardless of their pigmentation or self-identification. construction on a old evaluation of the intersection of race, faith, and nationhood, the writer explores the style during which devotion to los angeles Caridad del Cobre, renowned faith, and Cuban letters tell an Afro-Cuban theology.
            This interdisciplinary research attracts from numerous theological faculties in addition to the disciplines of background, literary reports, and ethnic reports. the first self-discipline is systematic theology, with exact realization to black and Latino/a theologies. faraway from being disconnected subfields, they're interrelated components inside theological experiences. Gonzalez presents a extensive evaluate of the Cuban and Cuban American groups, emphasizing the way during which the intersection of race and faith have functioned in the development of Cuban and Cuban American identities. The Roman Catholic Church’s position during this historical past, in addition to the renovation of African non secular practices and consequent formation of Afro-Cuban religions, are paramount.
            additionally groundbreaking is the collaborative spirit among black and Latino/a that underlines this paintings. the writer proposes a variety of racial id spotting the various cultures that exist inside U.S. racial contexts—specifically a version of collaboration as opposed to discussion among black and Latino/a
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Methodologically, as González points out, this is a sound gesture, for the shared Spanish legacy connects contemporary Latin American and Latino/a peoples historically. Too often, however, Latino/a theologians focus on the conquest of indigenous peoples at the expense of other dimensions of the conquest—namely the transatlantic slave trade and the colonial era in the Americas. 21 The problem lies in the fact that the normative is misrepresentative. Not all of our foremothers and forefathers were conquered.

3 The emphasis on social justice and liberation (politics) is nurtured and informed by the retrieval of black sources (culture) and vice versa. In his introduction to black theology, Dwight Hopkins outlines four stages in its development. Black theology was christened on July 31, 1966, with the New York Times’ publication of a statement from the National Committee of Negro Churchmen (NCNC) linking Christianity to black struggle. This theological manifesto was supported by the 1969 publication of James H.

Womanist theology emerged in the mid-1980s as a black feminist theological movement that both draws from and critiques black and North American white feminist theologies. Womanists highlight the shortcomings of early black theologians regarding the category of gender in their work and also critique feminists for the racism prevalent throughout white feminist scholarship and social justice movements. Womanist theologians use a multidimensional analysis of race, class, and gender as their hermeneutical lens for the theological task.

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