This book places catechesis against the background of popular religion and makes a new connection among theology, spirituality, and catachesis. It examines six catechism formats, uncovering fascinating factors that made these faith formation texts effective or ineffective for Hispanics, from the inception of Hispanic Catholicism through the twentieth century.
Anita de Luna, MCDP, is assistant professor of religious studies and director of the Women's Center at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. She is adjunct faculty for Seattle University and the Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio, Texas, and a national and international lecturer and catechist.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Spirituality, Spiritual Practice, and the Catechetical Text Chapter 2 Catechesis, Theology of Beauty and Spirituality Chapter 3 Religiosidad Popular: Embodying Tejano Spirituality Chapter 4 Sixteenth Century: Genesis of the Hispanic Catechism Chapter 5 Tejano Incorporation: The Beginning of the End of the Hispanic/Latino Catechism Chapter 6 Appropriation: Fostering Spiritual Leaders for Tejanos Chapter 7 Conclusions: Tejano Spirituality, A Mestizo Contribution