Catholicism in Spanish America

Catholicism in Spanish America
In this course we will study cultural representations of the long history and deep influence of the Roman Catholic Church in Spanish America. Beginning with the colonization of the Americas in the 15th century, Catholicism has vastly contributed to shape the continent in every respect and is currently the major religion of nearly every Latin American country, with more than 425 million Catholics: almost 40% of the world's total Catholic population. It is impossible to understand Spanish America without studying the impact of this world religion. Students will learn about colonial evangelization, new local forms of Catholicism, anticlericalism, liberation theology, the growth of Evangelicals, the papacy of Pope Francis, as well as the artistic footprint of Catholicism through the analysis of historical, cultural, filmic, and literary texts.
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FYSE 1076

All Sections in Fall 2024

Fall 2024

FYSE1076A-F24 Seminar (Castaneda)