Religion & democracy in Latin America /
edited by William H. Swatos, Jr.
New Brunswick, N.J., U.S.A. : Transaction Publishers, c1995.
x, 163 p. ; 26 cm.
1560008059 (alk. paper)
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New Brunswick, N.J., U.S.A. : Transaction Publishers, c1995.
1560008059 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Drawn from the pages of Sociological Analysis/Sociology of Religion, this collection of original essays demonstrates the complexity of the religious structure of Latin America, discussing interactions among Protestant and Roman Catholic religious movements, and democratic as well as antidemocratic political agendas.
Table of Contents
The Spirit and Democracy: Base Communities, Protestantism, and Democratization in Latin Americap. 1
Religious Competition, Community Building, and Democracy in Latin America: Grassroots Religious Organizations in Venezuelap. 27
Religion and the Consolidation of Democracy in Brazil: The Role of the Comunidades Eclesiais de Basep. 45
Base Communities and Rural Mobilization in Northern Brazilp. 59
Christian Base Communities and the Building of Democracy: Brazil and Chilep. 75
Religion and Poverty in Brazil: A Comparison of Catholic and Pentecostal Communitiesp. 93
The Sodalitium Vitae Movement in Peru: A Rewriting of Liberation Theologyp. 101
Church and State in Honduras and Nicaragua Prior to 1979p. 117
The Formation and Development of a Protestant Conversion Movement among the Highland Quichua of Ecuadorp. 135
On Latin American Protestantismp. 149
Indexp. 159
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