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Organized Religion in the Political Transformation of Latin America : Making of the 20th Century (Paperback) - Satya R. Pattnayak

Organized Religion in the Political Transformation of Latin America

Making of the 20th Century (Paperback)

By: Satya R. Pattnayak, Daniel H. Levine (Contribution by), Paul E. Sigmund (Contribution by), Michael Fleet (Contribution by), Andrew Orga (Contribution by)

Paperback Published: 1995
ISBN: 9780761800408
Number Of Pages: 252

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This book discusses how the competitive environment of Latin America's social life has facilitated religious innovation in different regional and national settings.

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The present volume serves as a useful corrective to the flood of impressionistic works and reflects the increasing maturation of the field...it provides a solid basis for understanding the actual role of religion, and particularly the Catholic Church, in contemporary Latin America...[the book] provides not only a realistic view of the role of religion in contemporary Latin America, but also a healthy critique of much of the literature in the field.--Journal of Latin American Studies

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
Social Change, Political Competition, and Religious Innovation in Latin America: An Introductionp. 1
Religious Change, Empowerment and Power: Reflections on Latin American Experiencep. 15
The Transformation of Catholic Social Thought in Latin America: Christian Democracy, Liberation Theology, and the New Catholic Rightp. 41
The Chilean Church and the Transition to Democracyp. 65
From Theologies of Liberation to Theologies of Inculturation: Aymara Catechists and the Second Evangelization in Highlands Boliviap. 97
Religious Competition in Contemporary Venezuelap. 125
Brazil: State Subsidization and the Church Since 1930p. 153
Latin American Politics: Exit the Catholic Church?p. 177
The Embeddedness of Religion and Politics: An Epiloguep. 195
Appendix: The Institutional Capacity of the Catholic Church: An Evaluationp. 203
Select Bibliographyp. 219
Contributorsp. 233
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780761800408
ISBN-10: 0761800409
Series: Making of the 20th Century (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.0  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.32

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