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“In the Outer Boundaries”: Pentecostalism, Politics, and Reies López Tijerina's Civic Activism

Rudiger V. Busto

in Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Published in print August 2005 | ISBN: 9780195162271
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850365 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.003.0005
“In the Outer Boundaries”: Pentecostalism, Politics, and Reies López Tijerina's Civic Activism

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This chapter examines the roots of Tijerina's land grant activism in light of his Pentecostal training, his experience with “sacred” texts, and his eventual return to Roman Catholicism. It looks at the singular quality of Tijerina's religious vision and underscores two points: firstly, that Tijerina's remarkable religious commitment had a profound influence on his civic activism; and secondly, that it is precisely his intense and “magical-literalist” religious worldview that relegates him an outsider to the pantheon of heroic ethnic religious leadership in American public life.

Keywords: Latinos; land grant activism; social activities; Roman Catholicism; Tijerina

Chapter.  5326 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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