Religion and Political Conflict in Latin America / Edition 1

Religion and Political Conflict in Latin America / Edition 1

by Daniel H. Levine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807841501

ISBN-13: 9780807841501

Pub. Date: 06/20/1986

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

The authors examine popular religion as a vital source of new values and experiences as well as a source of pressure for change in the church, political life, and the social order as a whole and deal with the issues of poverty and the role of the poor within the church and political structures. Exploring areas from Nicaragua, El Salvador, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia,

Overview

The authors examine popular religion as a vital source of new values and experiences as well as a source of pressure for change in the church, political life, and the social order as a whole and deal with the issues of poverty and the role of the poor within the church and political structures. Exploring areas from Nicaragua, El Salvador, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, and Chile, the authors analyze the transformation in popular religion and reevaluate the growth of grassroots organizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807841501
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
06/20/1986
Edition description:
1
Pages:
279
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
1Religion, the Poor, and Politics in Latin America Today3
2Ambivalence and Assumption in the Concept of Popular Religion24
3Latin America's Religious Populists42
4El Salvador: From Evangelization to Insurrection58
5Nicaragua: The Struggle for the Church79
6Brazil: The Catholic Church and Basic Christian Communities106
7Brazil: The Catholic Church and the Popular Movement in Nova Iguacu, 1974-1985124
8Chile: Deepening the Allegiance of Working-Class Sectors to the Church in the 1970s156
9Colombia: The Institutional Church and the Popular187
10Bolivia: Continuity and Conflict in Religious Discourse218
11Conflict and Renewal236
Select Bibliography257
Contributors261
Index263

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