This is the third volume in the groundbreaking study The Notre Dame History of Hispanic Catholics in the U.S., continues the historical investigation of the first two volumes, spanning the years 1965 to the present. Unlike the two preceding volumes, whose articles are arranged in terms of national origin (Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican), the 11 essays in Hispanic Catholic Culture in the U.S. are organized according to key issues that cut across nationalities, regions, and generations.
Jay P. Dolan is professor emeritus of history at the University of Notre Dame, where he founded the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism in 1975 and was the director of the Center until 1993. He is the author of, among other books, In Search of American Catholicism (2002) and The American Catholic Experience: A History from Colonial Times to the Present (Notre Dame Press edition, 1992).
Jesuit Father Allan Figueroa Deck is a Distinguished Scholar in Pastoral Theology and Latino Studies and holds a dual appointment as Lecturer in the Departments of Theological Studies and Chicano/Latino/a Studies at Loyola Marymount University. In January 2008 Deck was named the first executive director of the Office for Cultural Diversity in the Church in the newly reorganized United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). He is author of The Second Wave: Hispanic Ministry and the Evangelization of Cultures.
“A significant contribution to the study of Hispanic culture as well as to the study of American Catholicism. For Latino scholars it provides the first in-depth examination of the effects of Latino activism on the church. The chapters on the emergence of social identity, organization of a Hispanic church, ecclesiastical and lay leadership development, and the role of popular religion provide a view of Hispanic institutional participation that few other works do.” Western Historical Quarterly
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