ERIC Number: EJ805330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
"Shaping Communities" as a Christian Practice and Popular Religion: Their Implications for Latina/o Religious Education in the United States
Lee, Michael G.
Religious Education, v103 n4 p456-468 Jul 2008
This article sets Dorothy Bass' Christian practices movement in critical dialogue with U.S. Latina/o popular religion in order to explore ways that these distinctive sets of practices could enrich one another. Then, it focuses on "shaping communities" as a Christian practice and correlates it with the U.S. Latina/o popular religious practices enacted by a predominantly Mexican-American congregation in East Los Angeles, California. It concludes by examining the implications for U.S. Latina/o religious education in light of Jose Irizarry-Mercado's concepts of "bilingual aesthetic and inter-cultural experience."
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Religious Education, Christianity, Hispanic Americans, Community Development, Bilingualism, Intercultural Communication
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: California; United States