La Vida Sacra

La Vida Sacra

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La Vida Sacra: Contemporary Hispanic Sacramental Theology is an original, insightful approach to the sacraments from the perspective and actual practice of Latinos over the centuries. It offers a distinctive take on the actual belief and enculturation of the sacraments in the Latino experience and context. Due to the growing presence of Hispanics in this country, churches are looking for new and innovative ways to fit them into their congregations. The existence of Hispanics and, more importantly, the value of their religious experiences are being gradually accepted in theological societies. Eduardo FernAindez and James Empereur's new book fills the need for a more comprehensive and richer context for sacramental theology. As the newest book in the Celebrating Faith Series, it is ideal for theology courses, as well as directors of ministerial programs and their students who are looking to place Hispanic sacramentality in the larger framework of sacramental theology.When we look at the funeral mass or service done in a Hispanic context, we find that it is not very different from those used in the denominational ritual books. For Catholics there would be the familiar sprinkling rite at the beginning, the use of the pall with its baptismal ... In the true fashion ofpopa€” ular religion there is a lay prayer leader who leads the family in the rosary and the litany of the dead.

Title:La Vida Sacra
Author: James Empereur, Eduardo Fernández
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - 2006-10-12

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