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by Manuel A. Vasquez,Marie F. Marquardt

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Manuel A. Vasquez,Marie F. Marquardt
Rutgers University Press; None ed. edition (July 16, 2003)
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Manuel A. Vásquez is an associate professor of religion at the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Manuel A. Marie Friedmann Marquardt is a P. candidate in the sociology of religion at Emory University.

An exploration of how globalization affects the evolving roles of religion in the Americas. The origins of this volume date to an apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1996. Just a few days before Christmas, she appeared in iridescent shades on the windows of a bank building nestled between strip malls and gas stations amid the suburban sprawl of Clearwater, Florida. Taking advantage of the image's appearance in our backyard, we traveled to the site to study the phenomenon (Vásquez and Marquardt 2000).

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Further, the book offers alternative theoretical and methodological tools to understand the increasing complexity of religious life in the Americas. Manuel A. Vásquez, Marie F. Marquardt.

Globalizing the Sacred: Religion Across the Americas (with Marie Friedmann Marquardt) (Rutgers University Press 2003). The Brazilian Popular Church and the Crisis of Modernity (Cambridge University Press 1998). Works with References to Manuel Vasquez. Rethinking Religion in the Theatre of Grotowski (Routledge 2017). Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution, and Power (Duke 2015).

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French and German tourists join Mexican migrant workers to venerate the image of the Virgin Mary at a strip mall in Florida; Latino gang members, deported from the United States to home countries they barely know, find Jesus in transnational churches; U.S. evangelicals use electronic media to preach a “neo liberal” gospel of wealth and health to landless peasants in remote indigenous villages in Guatemala. These are just some examples of how religion in the Americas today intersects in complex ways with the economic, political, and cultural dimensions of globalization.Drawing on case studies in the United States and Latin America, Manuel A. Vásquez and Marie Friedmann Marquardt explore the evolving roles of religion in the Americas in the face of globalization, transnational migration, the rapid growth of culture industries, the rise of computer mediated technologies, and the crisis of modernity. Combining ethnographic research in local congregations, studies of material culture and sacred space, textual analyses, and approaches to mass and electronic media, the authors challenge dominant paradigms in sociology of religion, such as the secularization and rational choice models. Further, the book offers alternative theoretical and methodological tools to understand the increasing complexity of religious life in the Americas.By illustratingthe challenges that scholars and students must confront in order to understand the complexity of today’s religious landscape, Globalizing the Sacred makes both important theoretical and methodological contributions to the study of religion’s role in social change.

  • Heard the author being interviewed on NPR and bought the book immediately. Well worth reading--and it is a serious read. An important and fascinating one that keeps you going. Well written, humorous at times, self-aware, a great snapshot of whats happening in our country today. Really think its a must read.

  • "Globalizing the Sacred, Religion Across the Americas" will help you understand religious change in the Americas: North, Central and South Americas. If you are planning, or in the midst of, an outreach to Latinos then consider reading this book. If you are a Norteamericano and want to better understand the future of U.S. religion as it encounters late modernity then you too may find this book enlightening.

    The chapter, "Miracles at the Border" is alone worth the price of the book. Authors Vasquez and Marquardt tell the fascinating history of the Shrine of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle in San Juan, Texas. The Shrine unites Mexican and American, English speaking and Spanish speaking. The result is a national shrine where a mariachi band plays praise and worship songs, as well as Hebrew hymns.

    The chapter "Crossing the Electronic Frontier" asks the question, "will computer mediated communications (CMC's) further deplete social capital (think bowling alone) or create a new electronic democracy in which people are judged not on their conveyances, but on their ideas and intellect. The authors found that most churches see CMC's as extending the local, the community of believers, but not as a substitute for face to face community.

    The chapter "Latino Churches and the New South" details two Latino churches in Doraville, Georgia. One church is Catholic, the other Lutheran. Both churches help worshippers sustain their status as transmigrants. But the Catholic church challenges the status quo more. The Lutheran church emphasizes learning how to assimilate. both churches contain images and items from home. But at the Catholic church there is a statue of liberty with a question mark. The Lutheran church has a large U.S. flag.