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Espinosa, Gastón

Works: 16 works in 77 publications in 2 languages and 3,832 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Sources  Bibliography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Gastón Espinosa
Latino religions and civic activism in the United States( )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting 16 new essays addressing important issues, movements & personalities in Latino religions in America, this book aims to overthrow the stereotype that Latinos are politically passive & that their churches have supported the status quo, failing to engage in or support the struggle for civil rights & social justice
Latino Pentecostals in America : faith and politics in action by Gastón Espinosa( )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year an estimated 600,000 U.S. Latinos convert from Catholicism to Protestantism. Today, 12.5 million Latinos self-identify as Protestant -- a population larger than all U.S. Jews and Muslims combined. Spearheading this spiritual transformation is the Pentecostal movement and Assemblies of God, which is the destination for one out of four converts. In a deeply researched social and cultural history, Gaston Espinosa uncovers the roots of this remarkable turn and the Latino AG's growing leadership nationwide. Latino Pentecostals in America traces the Latino AG back to the Azusa Street Revivals in Los Angeles and Apostolic Faith Revivals in Houston from 1906 to 1909. Espinosa describes the uphill struggles for indigenous leadership, racial equality, women in the ministry, social and political activism, and immigration reform. His analysis of their independent political views and voting patterns from 1996 to 2012 challenges the stereotypes that they are all apolitical, right-wing, or politically marginal. Their outspoken commitment to an active faith has led a new generation of leaders to blend righteousness and justice, by which they mean the reconciling message of Billy Graham and the social transformation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Latino AG leaders and their 2,400 churches across the nation represent a new and growing force in denominational, Evangelical, and presidential politics. This eye-opening study explains why this group of working-class Latinos once called "The Silent Pentecostals" is silent no more. By giving voice to their untold story, Espinosa enriches our understanding of the diversity of Latino religion, Evangelicalism, and American culture. - Publisher
Mexican American religions : spirituality, activism, and culture by Gastón Espinosa( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection presents a rich, multidisciplinary inquiry into the role of religion in the Mexican American community. Breaking new ground by analyzing the influence of religion on Mexican American literature, art, activism, and popular culture, it makes the case for the establishment of Mexican American religious studies as a distinct, recognized field of scholarly inquiry. Scholars of religion, Latin American, and Chicano/a studies as well as of sociology, anthropology, and literary and performance studies, address several broad themes. Taking on questions of history and interpretation
Religion, race, and the American presidency( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The role that race and religion play in American presidential elections is attracting national attention like never before. Many of the 2008 presidential candidates proactively courted racial and religious voting constituencies including African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Jews, Muslims, Catholics, Evangelicals, mainline Protestants, women, and seculars and the non-religious. Religion, Race, and the American Presidency examines some of the reasons why, by focusing on the roles of these racial, gender, and religious groups in presidential politics over the last forty years, and in elections from 1996 to 2004 in particular."--Jacket
Religion and the American presidency : George Washington to George W. Bush with commentary and primary sources( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book challenges the idea that the mixing of religion and presidential politics is a new phenomenon. It explores how presidents have drawn on their religious upbringing, rhetoric, ideas, and beliefs to promote their domestic and foreign policies to the nation. This influence is evident in Washington's decision to add "so help me God" to the presidential oath, accusations by Adam's supporters that Jefferson was an infidel, Lincoln's biblical metaphors during the Civil War, and FDR's call to fight against Nazi totalitarianism on behalf of Judeo-Christian civilization. It is also apparent in Truman's support for Israel, Eisenhower's Cold War decision to add "In God We Trust" on American currency, the debate over JFK's Catholicism, Jimmy Carter's born-again Christianity, Reagan's "Evil Empire" speech, Clinton's public repentance, and George W. Bush's "crusade" against Islamic terrorists. This volume explores these issues of religion and power in the presidencies of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Lincoln, FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, JFK, Carter, Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush
William J. Seymour and the origins of global Pentecostalism : a biography and documentary history by Gastón Espinosa( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1906, William J. Seymour (1870-1922) preached Pentecostal revival at the Azusa Street mission in Los Angeles. From these and other humble origins the movement has blossomed to 631 million people around the world. Gastón Espinosa provides new insight into the life and ministry of Seymour, the Azusa Street revival, and Seymour's influence on global Pentecostal origins. After defining key terms and concepts, he surveys the changing interpretations of Seymour over the past 100 years, critically engages them in a biography, and then provides an unparalleled collection of primary sources, all in a single volume. He pays particular attention to race relations, Seymour's paradigmatic global influence from 1906 to 1912, and the break between Seymour and Charles Parham, another founder of Pentecostalism. Espinosa's fragmentation thesis argues that the Pentecostal propensity to invoke direct unmediated experiences with the Holy Spirit empowers ordinary people to break the bottle of denominationalism and to rapidly indigenize and spread their message. The 104 primary sources include all of Seymour's extant writings in full and without alteration and some of Parham's theological, social, and racial writings, which help explain why the two parted company. To capture the revival's diversity and global influence, this book includes Black, Latino, Swedish, and Irish testimonies, along with those of missionaries and leaders who spread Seymour's vision of Pentecostalism globally
Religion, race, and Barack Obama's new democratic pluralism by Gastón Espinosa( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrary to popular claims, religion played a critical role in Barack Obama's 2008 election as president of the United States. Religion, race, and gender entered the national and electoral dialogue in an unprecedented manner. What stood out most in the 2008 presidential campaign was not that Republicans reached out to religious voters but that Democrats did--and with a vengeance. This tightly edited volume demonstrates how Obama charted a new course for Democrats by staking out claims among moderate-conservative faith communities and emerged victorious in the presidential contest, in part, by promoting a new Democratic racial-ethnic and religious pluralism. Comprising careful analysis by leading experts on religion and politics in the United States, Gastón Espinosa's book details how ten of the largest segments of the American electorate voted and why, drawing on the latest and best available data, interviews, and sources. The voting patterns of Mainline Protestants, Evangelicals, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, and seculars are dissected in detail, along with the intersection of religion and women, African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans. The story of Obama's historic election is an insightful prism through which to explore the growing influence of religion in American politics
Rethinking Latino(a) religion and identity( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hispanic churches in American public life : summary of findings = Iglesias Hispanas en la vida pública americana : resumen de los hallazgos by Gastón Espinosa( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borderland religion : Los Angeles and the origins of the Latino Pentecostal movement in the U.S., Mexico, and Puerto Rico, 1900-1945 by Gaston Espinosa( )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William J : a Biography and Documentary History by Gastón Espinosa( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexican-American and Latino religions by Gastón Espinosa( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion, race, and the American identity( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Columbia series on religion and politics( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las iglesias hispanas en la vida pública americana : resumen de los hallazgos by Gastón Espinosa( )

1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tongues and healing at the Azusa Street revival by Gastón Espinosa( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Latino religions and civic activism in the United States
Mexican American religions : spirituality, activism, and cultureReligion, race, and the American presidencyReligion and the American presidency : George Washington to George W. Bush with commentary and primary sourcesRethinking Latino(a) religion and identityReligion, race, and the American identity
Alternative Names
Espinosa, Gastón Enrique 1965-