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However, recent changes imposed by the Vatican may come to redefine the Chilean and Peruvian Church's involvement in...
However, recent changes imposed by the Vatican may come to redefine the Chilean and Peruvian Church's involvement in politics and social issues. Professors Michael Fleet and Brian H. Smith argue that throughout the 1980s, the Vatican has been moving to restrict the Chilean and Peruvian Church's social and political activities, reimposing more hierarchical control on the local Church through the appointment of conservative bishops.
As all Catholics work to understand the Church within the context of the global community, The Catholic Church and Democracy in Chile and Peru deserves the attention of thinking Catholics throughout the world.
|1||Church and Society in Theoretical Perspective||13|
|2||The Chilean Church: A Historical Overview||35|
|3||The Peruvian Church: A Historical Overview||77|
|4||The Chilean Church and the Transition to Democracy||111|
|5||Chile's Consolidation of Democracy||159|
|6||The Church and the Transition to Civilian Rule in Peru||195|
|7||The Church and the Consolidation of Democracy in Peru||217|
|Appendix: Tables 4-1 through 4-4||293|