Eric Hoenes del Pinal on Religious Studies Panel

When: Thursday, September 28

Time: 10 a.m., EDT

Where: Zoom, register here

College of the Holy Cross presents this month’s “Author Meets Critics session,” which will focus on Guarded by Two Jaguars: A Catholic Parish Divided by Language and Faith by Eric Hoenes del Pinal. Another exciting panel of critics will share their thoughts on the book, including Kristy Nabhan-Warren of the University of Iowa, Katherine Dugan of Springfield College, and Kinga Povedák of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

About the book:

In Guarded by Two Jaguars, Eric Hoenes del Pinal tells the story of this dramatic split and in so doing addresses the role that language and gesture have played in the construction of religious identity. Drawing on a range of methods from linguistic and cultural anthropology, the author examines how the introduction of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal movement in the parish produced a series of debates between parishioners that illustrate the fundamentally polyvocal nature of Catholic Christianity. This work examines how intergroup differences are produced through dialogue, contestation, and critique. It shows how people’s religious affiliations are articulated not in isolation but through interaction with each other.

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