Title

Literature

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2009

Journal or Book Title

Hispanic American Religious Cultures

Volume

1

First Page

330

Last Page

335

Abstract

As has been the case from the dawn of writing, U.S. Latino/a authors often express religious themes and attitudes in their literature. Although some scholars begin the history of U.S. Latino/a literature with the arrival of the Spaniards, we draw some very clear boundaries as follows: 1848 for Mexican American literature; 1898 for Puerto Rican literature; 1959 for Cuban American literature; and later for other groups. Overall, U.S. Latino/ a literature reflects a triadic interaction among indigenous, Christian, and African religious traditions. The Christian tradition has been predominantly Catholic, with Protestant writers becoming a more recent phenomenon.

Comments

Hispanic American Religious Cultures by Miguel A De La Torre, Editor. Copyright© 2009 by ABC-CLIO, LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission of ABC-CLIO, LLC, Santa Barbara, CA.

Copyright Owner

ABC-CLIO

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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