Rendering unto Caesar: The Catholic Church and the State in Latin America

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For most of its history, the Latin American Catholic Church has been considered a pillar of conservatism. This image changed dramatically in the 1960s and 1970s, when bishops in countries such as Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador publicly denounced repressive dictatorial regimes in their respective countries. Observers rushed to understand both the causes and consequences of this phenomenon, while unfortunately ignoring the persistence of Catholic support for authoritarianism in Argentina, Honduras, and Uruguay. In ...
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Overview

For most of its history, the Latin American Catholic Church has been considered a pillar of conservatism. This image changed dramatically in the 1960s and 1970s, when bishops in countries such as Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador publicly denounced repressive dictatorial regimes in their respective countries. Observers rushed to understand both the causes and consequences of this phenomenon, while unfortunately ignoring the persistence of Catholic support for authoritarianism in Argentina, Honduras, and Uruguay. In Rendering unto Caesar, Anthony Gill offers an answer to the question of why Catholic leaders in some countries came to oppose dictatorial rule but, equally important, why many did not.
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David Martin
...[L]ively and innovative...a cross-national study of the distribution of Catholic political rdiclism based on "rational choice" theory.
Books & Culture: A Christian Review
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Why did some national Catholic episcopacies in Latin America oppose dictatorial rule in the 1960s and 70s, while others did not? Gill political science, U. of Washington uses cross-national comparisons, data analysis, and case studies of Argentina and Chile to investigate the Church's official political strategy, and its relations to the government and the poor, from 1930-79. He concludes that Church opposition to authoritarianism was largely a function of competition from religious and political organizations.
David Martin
...[L]ively and innovative...a cross-national study of the distribution of Catholic political rdiclism based on "rational choice" theory. -- Books & Culture: A Christian Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226293851
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 269
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Introduction: Caesar and the Church 1
2 A Brief History of Church-State Relations in Latin America 17
3 An Economic Model of Church-State Relations 47
4 Luther's Shadow: Protestant Competition and the Catholic Response 79
5 Chile: A Preferential Option for the Poor 121
6 Argentina: Complicity with the Devil 149
7 The Institutional Limits of Catholic Progressivism 172
Postscript 187
App.: Rationality and Religion 193
Notes 203
References 229
Index 259
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2000

    Very Readable Academic Work on Religion

    As an undergraduate student, I am often put off by books filled with lots of esoteric jargon. My sociology of religion class was filled with these kinds of readings. But Gill's book was written in a very accessible language and was a delight to read. Even though his 'economic' model is supposedly complex, I found it very easy to understand and compelling. This was my favorite book of the class and the most eye-opening. I never thought of religion from an economic perspective.

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