Religion and Politics in a Global Society: Comparative Perspectives from the Portuguese-Speaking World

Religion and Politics in a Global Society: Comparative Perspectives from the Portuguese-Speaking World

by Paul Christopher Manuel
     
 

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Religion and Politics in a Global Society: Comparative Perspectives from the Portuguese-Speaking World, edited by Paul Christopher Manuel, Alynna Lyon, and Clyde Wilcox, explores the legacy of the Portuguese colonial experience, with careful consideration of the lasting impression that this experience has had on the cultural, religious, and political dynamics in the

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Religion and Politics in a Global Society: Comparative Perspectives from the Portuguese-Speaking World, edited by Paul Christopher Manuel, Alynna Lyon, and Clyde Wilcox, explores the legacy of the Portuguese colonial experience, with careful consideration of the lasting impression that this experience has had on the cultural, religious, and political dynamics in the former colonies. Applying the insights derived from three theoretical schools (religious society, political institutions, and cultural toolkit), this volume brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines, offering in-depth case studies on Angola, Brazil, East Timor, Goa, Mozambique, and Portugal—societies connected by a shared colonial past and common cultural and sociolinguistic characteristics. Each chapter examines questions on how faith and culture interrelate, and how the various national experiences might resonate with one another. This volume provides a deeper understanding of the Lusophone global society, as well as the larger field of religion and politics.

Editorial Reviews

Ted Jelen
Theoretically sophisticated and methodologically eclectic, this collection is a pleasure to read. The contributors have provided a marvelous account of an unlikely imperial power, as well as nuanced analyses of the multiple political and religious legacies of the Portuguese colonial experience.
Nancy Bermeo
This is a fascinating collection of essays on the complex role played by the Catholic Church in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies. Full of little known facts and intriguing insights, this collection is an excellent argument for interdisciplinary work and the need to study religious institutions as political actors.
Ted G. Jelen
Theoretically sophisticated and methodologically eclectic, this collection is a pleasure to read. The contributors have provided a marvelous account of an unlikely imperial power, as well as nuanced analyses of the multiple political and religious legacies of the Portuguese colonial experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739176818
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
11/12/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
294
File size:
2 MB

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Ted Jelen
Theoretically sophisticated and methodologically eclectic, this collection is a pleasure to read. The contributors have provided a marvelous account of an unlikely imperial power, as well as nuanced analyses of the multiple political and religious legacies of the Portuguese colonial experience.
Nancy Bermeo
This is a fascinating collection of essays on the complex role played by the Catholic Church in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies. Full of little known facts and intriguing insights, this collection is an excellent argument for interdisciplinary work and the need to study religious institutions as political actors.

Meet the Author

Paul Christopher Manuel is professor of political science at Mount Saint Mary’s University.

Alynna J. Lyon is associate professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire.

Clyde Wilcox is professor of government at Georgetown University.

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