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Latino Pentecostals in America

Faith and Politics in Action

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674970915

Publication Date: 08/29/2016


520 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

41 halftones, 2 tables


This magnificently researched book about the Latino contribution to the American Assemblies of God brings to public consciousness a minority whose history has been overlain by what Gastón Espinosa calls the European-American history of Pentecostalism in North America, including Puerto Rico.—David Martin, Church Times

This is an excellent study of the Latino movement within the Assemblies of God (AG) denomination… This is finely crafted denominational history and, given the size and importance of Hispanics in the AG and in American Pentecostalism generally, it is an important resource for understanding the future of Christianity in North America.—D. Jacobsen, Choice

Those interested in the religious experience of Latinos or in the history of Pentecostalism will find Espinosa’s study to be both informative and useful.—John Jaeger, Library Journal

Espinosa has provided a powerful history of the Latino Assemblies of God. Marshaling rich and often untapped sources, he rewards the reader with a wonderful tapestry of the religious lives and struggles of an important movement and people.—Efraín Agosto, New York Theological Seminary

Espinosa’s magisterial study of Latino Pentecostalism will be the most authoritative work on this subject in the field of Latino history and religion for years to come.—Mario T. Garcia, University of California, Santa Barbara

This is by far the best researched and most provocative study on the origins and history of U.S. Latino Pentecostalism. It destroys so many common misconceptions that reading it is an absolute necessity for anyone claiming to know anything about the subject.—Justo L. González, author of The Story of Christianity

Latino Pentecostals in America is a landmark study that will be the gold standard on the topic for years to come.—Jesse Miranda, Director, Miranda Center for Hispanic Leadership, Vanguard University

This illuminating history of Latino Pentecostalism’s largest denomination and its social and political effect on the broader society is an invaluable contribution to the study of religions in the United States and Latino history.—Mayra Rivera, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

Latino Pentecostals in America is a provocative, myth-busting, and truth-telling work. Espinosa’s placing of the story of the Latino Assemblies of God within a larger sociocultural framework is groundbreaking, relevant, and prophetic. A must-read!—Eldin Villafañe, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

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