Opting for democracy? : liberation theology and the struggle for democracy in Brazil /
Iain S. Maclean.
New York : P. Lang, 1999.
xv, 264 p. ; 24 cm.
0820440116 (alk.)
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New York : P. Lang, 1999.
0820440116 (alk.)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-256) and index.
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Maclean (Western religious thought, James Madison University) examines Brazilian liberation theology and its understanding of democracy within its ecclesiastical and national political contexts. He contends that the original theoretical paradigm of liberation theology, together with later institutional constraints on liberation theologians, so determined its political options that most liberation theologians were unable to adapt to the rapid social, political, and religious changes in Brazil in the 1980s.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
What Species of Democracy?p. 31
A Democratic Experimentp. 65
Church Social Teaching and Democracyp. 85
Liberation Theology: Rejection of Capitalist Democracyp. 123
The Struggle for Procedural Democracyp. 153
Participatory Democracy: The Case of the Ecclesial Base Communitiesp. 175
Procedural versus Participatory Democracy?p. 201
Bibliographyp. 231
Indexp. 257
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