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Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity

Michelle A. Gonzalez


This book compares Cuban American and African American religiosity, arguing that Afro-Cuban religiosity and culture are central to understanding the Cuban and Cuban American condition. The book interprets this saturation of the Afro-Cuban as transcending race and affecting all Cubans and Cuban Americans in spite of their pigmentation or self-identification. Building on a historical overview of the intersection of race, religion, and nationhood, the book explores the manner in which devotion to La Caridad del Cobre, popular religion, and Cuban letters inform an Afro-Cuban theology. This interdi ... More

Keywords: Cuban American, African American, religiosity, Afro-Cuban, culture, race, theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780813029979
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813029979.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michelle A. Gonzalez, author
University of Miami