Claiming the Virgin: The Broken Promise of Liberation Theology in Brazil / Edition 1

Claiming the Virgin: The Broken Promise of Liberation Theology in Brazil / Edition 1

by Robin Nagle, Robin Nagle, Jill Nagle
     
 

In rich ethnographic detail, Robin Nagle chronicles the life of a poor Brazilian community in its relationship to the Catholic church and to the larger politics of Brazil. Centered in Recife, on the northeast coast, Nagle's work investigates how liberation theology attracted followers, and demonstrates why the movement never took hold as predicted.See more details below

Overview

In rich ethnographic detail, Robin Nagle chronicles the life of a poor Brazilian community in its relationship to the Catholic church and to the larger politics of Brazil. Centered in Recife, on the northeast coast, Nagle's work investigates how liberation theology attracted followers, and demonstrates why the movement never took hold as predicted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415915670
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/17/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
1Consecrated Politics and Activist Religion1
2Portrait of the Northeast25
3The Politics of Theology53
4The Danger of Stories93
5Ritualizing Dissension119
6What it Becomes139
Addendum: Chronology of a Crisis165
Notes171
Glossary185
Bibliography187
Index199

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