La Vida Sacra: Contemporary Hispanic Sacramental Theology is an original, insightful approach to the sacraments from the perspective and actual practice of Latinos over the centuries. It offers a distinctive take on the actual belief and enculturation of the sacraments in the Latino experience and context. As the newest book in the Celebrating Faith Series, it is ideal for theology courses, as well as directors of ministerial programs and their students who are looking to place Hispanic sacramentality in the larger framework of sacramental theology.
James Empereur, S.J. has taught sacramental theology for over 25 years and is currently working as a liturgist at San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas.Eduardo FernOndez, S.J. is an associate professor of pastoral theology and ministry at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Chapter 1: The Sacramentality of the Hispanic Experience Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Beginning Life in Family and Church Chapter 5 Chapter 3: The Passage into Adulthood in Church and Family Chapter 6 Chapter 4: The Witness of the Hispanic Family Chapter 7 Chapter 5: The Ministry of Leadership in the Hispanic Community Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Encounters of Healing and Brokenness in Family and Church Chapter 9 Chapter 7: The Passage to New Life in the Hispanic Community Chapter 10 Conclusion: New Avenues for Sacramental Theology Chapter 11 Bibliography Chapter 12 Index Chapter 13 About the Author