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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

Abstract

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

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristy Nabhan-Warren, author