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Claiming the Virgin: The Broken Promise of Liberation Theology in Brazil / Edition 1
     

Claiming the Virgin: The Broken Promise of Liberation Theology in Brazil / Edition 1

by Robin Nagle, Robin Nagle, Jill Nagle
 

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ISBN-10: 0415915678

ISBN-13: 9780415915670

Pub. Date: 10/17/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In rich ethnographic detail, Robin Nagle chronicles the life of a poor Brazilian community in its relationship to the Catholic church and to the larger politics of Brazil. Centered in Recife, on the northeast coast, Nagle's work investigates how liberation theology attracted followers, and demonstrates why the movement never took hold as predicted.

Overview

In rich ethnographic detail, Robin Nagle chronicles the life of a poor Brazilian community in its relationship to the Catholic church and to the larger politics of Brazil. Centered in Recife, on the northeast coast, Nagle's work investigates how liberation theology attracted followers, and demonstrates why the movement never took hold as predicted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415915670
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/17/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Consecrated Politics and Activist Religion

2. Portrait of the Northeast

3. The Politics of Theology

4. The Danger of Stories

5. Ritualizing Dissension

6. What It Becomes

Notes

Glossary

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