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The Cursillo Movement in AmericaCatholics, Protestants, and Fourth-Day Spirituality$
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Kristy Nabhan-Warren

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781469607153

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469607177_Nabhan-Warren

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Introduction Finding Christ and Community in America

Introduction Finding Christ and Community in America

The Significance of Catholic and Protestant Cursillos and the Fourth-Day Movement

(p.1) Introduction Finding Christ and Community in America
The Cursillo Movement in America

Kristy Nabhan-Warren

University of North Carolina Press

This book is an ethnographically oriented history of the weekend Christian Cursillo movement, the “short course in Christianity,” among American Catholics and Protestants. What is today known interchangeably as the Cursillo (Cursillo de Cristiandad, or CdC) short course in Christianity or the Fourth-Day Christian movement began in 1944 on Mallorca, the largest of the Spanish Balearic Islands, as an effort at religious revitalization for Spanish Catholic men. In 1957, thirteen years after their Mallorquín inception, Catholic Cursillos came to American Catholic culture by way of two Spanish Catholic air force pilots stationed in Waco, Texas. From the beginning, the weekend Cursillo movement was geared toward men, to provide them with a place to experience Christ and the Holy Spirit and a setting where their spirituality could grow. For men unaccustomed to showing their emotions, the weekend Cursillo offered the time and space to talk about their personal lives with other men in a safe space.

Keywords:   Christian Cursillo movement, American Catholics, Protestants, Cursillo de Cristiandad, CdC, Fourth-Day Christian movement

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