Main Points of “Santeria” by Miguel de La Torre

Analyze the book “Santeria” by Miguel de La Torre.

What is the meaning of the name “Santeria”? Is it positive terminology or a derogatory one? Explain. When and where did Santeria originate? How many followers of Santeria do we have in the US and in Latin America? What kind of people practice this religion in the US (education, economic status, ethnicity, race)? Why does the author suggest that Santeria is not really a minority religion? Did this book change the way you previously thought about Santeria? What are the fundamental beliefs of Santeria, and what do you like or dislike about those beliefs? Explain Santeria’s attitude toward other religions and toward Jesus. What does Santeria have in common with Christianity?