Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity by Michelle A. Gonzalez

By Michelle A. Gonzalez

The first publication to check Cuban American and African American religiosity, Afro-Cuban Theology argues that Afro-Cuban religiosity and tradition are valuable to figuring out the Cuban and Cuban American . Gonzalez translates this saturation of the Afro-Cuban as transcending race and affecting all Cubans and Cuban americans regardless of their pigmentation or self-identification. development on a ancient assessment of the intersection of race, faith, and nationhood, the writer explores the way within which devotion to l. a. Caridad del Cobre, well known faith, and Cuban letters tell an Afro-Cuban theology.
            This interdisciplinary learn attracts from numerous theological faculties in addition to the disciplines of heritage, literary stories, and ethnic experiences. the first self-discipline is systematic theology, with unique consciousness to black and Latino/a theologies. faraway from being disconnected subfields, they're interrelated parts inside theological stories. Gonzalez presents a large evaluation of the Cuban and Cuban American groups, emphasizing the style within which the intersection of race and faith have functioned in the development of Cuban and Cuban American identities. The Roman Catholic Church’s position during this heritage, in addition to the maintenance of African spiritual practices and consequent formation of Afro-Cuban religions, are paramount.
            additionally groundbreaking is the collaborative spirit among black and Latino/a that underlines this paintings. the writer proposes a variety of racial identification spotting the several cultures that exist inside of U.S. racial contexts—specifically a version of collaboration as opposed to discussion among black and Latino/a

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Conclusion Latino/a theologians must become more nuanced in their elaboration of Latino/a identity. We cannot afford to erase and marginalize portions of our population in favor of a more generalized description of our identity. To do so is to do violence to the communities we ignore and forget. An emphasis on particularity within community is both theological and ethical. Latino/a theologians must embrace a principle of unity amidst diversity as a central feature of their theology. As a Christian theology that is grounded in a trinitarian understanding of God as one and diverse, Latino/a theologians must better articulate the diversity within the unity of Latino/a peoples.

There are, however, two sources that are central within the work of a significant body of black theologians: black experience and slave religion. The importance of black experience to theology was announced in the work of one of black theology’s fathers, James H. Cone. It is the emphasis on black experience that makes black theology black. For Cone, the primacy of black experience is tied to all aspects of theology, including the ontological and the Christological. There is no truth for and about black people that does not emerge out of the context of their experience.

Davis presents Esteban as a forerunner of the black presence in the United States. “For us, he is a reminder that the first black man to traverse what is now the territory of the United States was Spanish-speaking and a Catholic. ”11 Davis similarly foregrounds the early-seventeenth-century Jesuit, Peter Claver. Claver performed his ministry in Cartagena (present-day Colombia), where he baptized slaves upon their disembarkations. Over thirty years, Claver ministered to slaves, not just on their arrival, but throughout their lives, while Are Afro-Latins Black?

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