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The Cursillo Movement in America
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The Cursillo Movement in America: Catholics, Protestants, and Fourth-Day Spirituality

Kristy Nabhan-Warren


The internationally growing Cursillo movement, or “short course in Christianity,” founded in 1944 by Spanish Catholic lay practitioners, has become popular among American Catholics and Protestants alike. This lay-led weekend experience helps participants recommit to and live their faith. Emphasizing how American Christians have privileged the individual religious experience and downplayed denominational and theological differences in favor of a common identity as renewed people of faith, this book focuses on cursillistas—those who have completed a Cursillo weekend—to show how their experiences ... More

Keywords: Cursillo, American Christians, individual religious experience, cursillistas, Latino Catholics, Christianity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781469607153
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469607177_Nabhan-Warren


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristy Nabhan-Warren, author