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Pursuing insights from his book Hispanic Devotional Piety: Tracing the Biblical Roots, (1991), the author offers insights into ways in which connections between religion and politics, between acts of worship and deeds of justice, set forth in the book of the eighth-century B.C.E. prophet Amos, might nourish an understanding of the links between religion and politics in the contemporary experience of Latina/os. He stresses the positive function of Latino popular religion as a resource for self- determination and empowerment in the face of the oppression and marginalization that are the daily experience of so many Latinas and Latinos.