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Migrating Faith: Pentecostalism in the United States and Mexico in the Twentieth Century

Daniel Ramírez


Daniel Ramírez's history of twentieth-century Pentecostalism in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands begins in Los Angeles in 1906 with the eruption of the Azusa Street Revival. The Pentecostal phenomenon—characterized by ecstatic spiritual practices that included speaking in tongues, perceptions of miracles, interracial mingling, and new popular musical worship traditions from both sides of the border—was criticized by Christian theologians, secular media, and even governmental authorities for behaviors considered to be unorthodox and outrageous. Today, many scholars view the revival as having catalyz ... More

Keywords: Pentecostalism, Azusa Street Revival, transnational religion, migration, U.S.-Mexico borderlands, Pentecostal music, Great Repatriation, Bracero program

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469624068
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624068.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Ramírez, author