Voices in the Space Between:Economy, Ecology, and Pentecostalism on the US/Mexico Border

Authors

  • Kelly Sharp 4012 B Maplewood Ave, Austin, TX 78722, USA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/jsrnc.v11i4.415

Keywords:

pentecostalism, Mexico, community

Abstract

An exploration of ways in which Pentecostalism responds to economic and environmental stress on the US/Mexico border, in particular by a style of worship which focuses on healing and thus may help its followers to reclaim agency in the macroeconomic, environmental, and public health changes of the twentieth century. Feminist theory and an analysis of the significance of gender in this cultural setting and process are central to the research.

Author Biography

Kelly Sharp, 4012 B Maplewood Ave, Austin, TX 78722, USA

4012 B Maplewood Ave, Austin, TX 78722, USA

References

Baer, Jonathan R. 2001 ‘Redeemed Bodies: The Functions of Divine Healing in Incipient Pentacostalism’, Church History 70.4: 735-71.

Espinoza, Gaston 1999 ‘El Azteca: Francisco Olazabal and Latino Pentecostal Charisma, Power, and Faith Healing in the Borderlands’, Journal of the American Academy of Religion 67: 597-617.

Gledhill, John 1995 Neoliberalism, Transnationalism, and Rural Poverty: A Case Study of Michoacan, Mexico (Boulder, CO: Westview Press).

Hill, Sara 2002 ‘Aien-Nation: Women and Water on the U.S.–Mexico Border’ (draft manuscript).

Hobgood-Oster, Laura, and Emily Niemeyer 2002 ‘Chemistry, Religion, Water and Ecojustice’ (paper presented at American Academy of Religion).

Litonjua, M.D. 2000 ‘Pentecostalism in Latin America: Scrutinizing a Sign of the Times’, Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology 7: 26-49.

2001 ‘Gender and Evangelism’, Cross Currents 47: 280-81.

Manzanan, Mary John 2003 ‘Globalization and the Perennial Question of Justice’, in Roger S. Gottlieb (ed.), Liberating Faith: Religious Voices for Justice, Peace, and Ecological Wisdom (New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers): 123-47.

Martin, David 1990 Tongues of Fire: The Explosion of Protestantism in Latin America (Oxford: Basil Blackwell).

2002 Pentecostalism: The World Their Parish (Oxford: Basil Blackwell).

Pena, Devon G. 1995 The Terror of the Machine: Technology, Work, Gender, and Ecology on the U.S.–Mexico Border (Austin: University of Texas Press).

Sharp, Kelly 2002 Journal/Fieldnotes.

2003 Journal/Fieldnotes.

Smith, James K. A. 2003 ‘What Hath Cambridge To Do With Azusa Street? Radical Orthodoxy and Pentecostal Theology in Conversation’, Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 25: 97-114.

Vasquez, Manuel A., and Marie Marquardt 2003 Globalizing the Sacred: Religion Across the Americas (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press).

Published

2006-12-26

How to Cite

Sharp, K. (2006). Voices in the Space Between:Economy, Ecology, and Pentecostalism on the US/Mexico Border. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 11(4), 415–430. https://doi.org/10.1558/jsrnc.v11i4.415

Issue

Section

Articles