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The Political Transformation of the Brazilian Catholic Church : Perspectives on Development - Thomas C. Bruneau

The Political Transformation of the Brazilian Catholic Church

Perspectives on Development

Paperback Published: 29th April 1974
ISBN: 9780521098489
Number Of Pages: 288

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This 1974 book provides an institutional and historical analysis of the Brazilian Church, focusing in particular on its political role in relation to the state and society. There is a great interest in the Catholic Church in Latin America, both as an institution and as a progressive social force. The author pays special attention to the part played by the Church in the 'Brazilian Revolution' before 1964. By analyzing its internal reactions to changes in the external political order, he explains why the Church regressed after 1964 and from this develops an explanation of how change took place in the Church. The various threads of Professor Bruneau's analysis are brought together in the final section of the book. Here, it is shown that conflicts between Church and state are inevitable, and that they promise to change the whole system of which the Church has always been an integral part.

List of tables
Preface and acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
The Political and Religious Bases of Catholicism in Brazil
Establishment, decay and separation from the state
The revolution of 1930: Church-state reintegration;
The Church Faces the Modern World, 1950-64
Socio-political threats of the modern world
In search of a new approach to influence: promotion of social change;
The Church after 1964
Institutionalization of strategies for social change: the CNBB
Demands of the times and responses in the hierarchy
Strategies for the promotion of change in the Church
The 'experiences' of four dioceses: obstacles to change; Section IV. The Church and State in Conflict
Origins and process of conflict
Consequences of conflict: autonomy and the prophetic mission
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ISBN: 9780521098489
ISBN-10: 0521098483
Series: Perspectives on Development
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 29th April 1974
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39