Religion and Democracy in Latin America

Religion and Democracy in Latin America

by Jr., Willi Swatos William H.
     
 

ISBN-10: 1560008059

ISBN-13: 9781560008057

Pub. Date: 01/01/1995

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Drawn from the pages of Sociological Analysis/Sociology of Religion, this collection of original essays demonstrates the complexity of the religious structure of Latin America, discussing interactions among Protestant and Roman Catholic religious movements, and democratic as well as antidemocratic political agendas.
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Drawn from the pages of Sociological Analysis/Sociology of Religion, this collection of original essays demonstrates the complexity of the religious structure of Latin America, discussing interactions among Protestant and Roman Catholic religious movements, and democratic as well as antidemocratic political agendas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560008057
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Pages:
163
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 10.24(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1The Spirit and Democracy: Base Communities, Protestantism, and Democratization in Latin America1
2Religious Competition, Community Building, and Democracy in Latin America: Grassroots Religious Organizations in Venezuela27
3Religion and the Consolidation of Democracy in Brazil: The Role of the Comunidades Eclesiais de Base45
4Base Communities and Rural Mobilization in Northern Brazil59
5Christian Base Communities and the Building of Democracy: Brazil and Chile75
6Religion and Poverty in Brazil: A Comparison of Catholic and Pentecostal Communities93
7The Sodalitium Vitae Movement in Peru: A Rewriting of Liberation Theology101
8Church and State in Honduras and Nicaragua Prior to 1979117
9The Formation and Development of a Protestant Conversion Movement among the Highland Quichua of Ecuador135
10On Latin American Protestantism149
Index159

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