This collection of fourteen commissioned essays covers the time from the conquest to the present and also includes Latin Americas many faith traditions: Catholicism, Protestantism, indigenous religious traditions, African-based religions, and Pentecostalism. Each essay, using language appropriate for undergraduates, has been written by a scholar in that particular field.
This book also serves as a companion to the volume of primary sources prepared by Penyak and Petry, Religion in Latin America: A Documentary History.
Lee M. Penyak is associate professor of history, director of Latin American Studies, and a member of Womens Studies at the University of Scranton. He edited, along with Walter J. Petry, Religion in Latin America: A Documentary History.
Walter J. Petry, emeritus professor of history at Fairfield University, was also director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies and of Black Studies. Petry co-edited Religion in Latin America: A Documentary History.