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Crossing swords : politics and religion in Mexico /
Roderic Ai Camp.
imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
description
ix, 341 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0195107845 (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
isbn
0195107845 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
924123
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-325) and index.
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Reviews
Review Quotes
"...[Camp's] conclusions yield new and important insights into Mexican attitudes toward religion, the decision-making apparatus of the Church, and how politicians and the clergy view one another...[a] pioneering book..."--Mexican Studies
"...[Camp's] conclusions yield new and important insights into Mexicanattitudes toward religion, the decision-making apparatus of the Church, and howpoliticians and the clergy view one another...[a] pioneering book..."--MexicanStudies
"Crossing Swords provides valuable data and conclusions about one of the most important institutions in Mexico. It makes an excellent companion piece to Camp's earlier works..."--The Annals of the American Academy
"Crossing Swords provides valuable data and conclusions about one of themost important institutions in Mexico. It makes an excellent companion piece toCamp's earlier works..."--The Annals of the American Academy
"Crossing Swords provides valuable data and conclusions about one of the most important institutions in Mexico. It makes an excellent companion piece to Camp's earlier works..."--The Annals of the American Academy"...[Camp's] conclusions yield new and important insights into Mexican attitudes toward religion, the decision-making apparatus of the Church, and how politicians and the clergy view one another...[a] pioneering book..."--Mexican Studies
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This book explores the relationship between religion & politics in Mexico. Camp examines the role of Catholicism in Mexican society from the 1970s to 1995, as well as the increasing political activism of the Catholic Church and clergy.
Long Description
Based on a decade of field research, this work is the first book-length, scholarly examination in English of the role of Catholicism in Mexican society since the 1970s through 1995, and the increasing political activism of the Catholic church and clergy. It is also the first analysis of church-state relations in Latin America that incorporates detailed interviews of numerous bishops and clergy and leading politicians about how they see each other and how religion influences their values. It is also the first analysis of the Mexican Catholic Church which uses national survey research to examine Mexican attitudes toward religion, Christianity, and Catholicism, and provides the first inside look at the decision-making process of bishops at the diocesan level.
Main Description
Based on a decade of field research, this work is the first book-length, scholarly examination in English of the role of Catholicism in Mexican society since the 1970s through 1995, and the increasing political activism of the Catholic church and clergy. It is also the first analysis ofchurch-state relations in Latin America that incorporates detailed interviews of numerous bishops and clergy and leading politicians about how they see each other and how religion influences their values. It is also the first analysis of the Mexican Catholic Church which uses national surveyresearch to examine Mexican attitudes toward religion, Christianity, and Catholicism, and provides the first inside look at the decision-making process of bishops at the diocesan level.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. v
Church and State Foundations of Analysisp. 3
Notesp. 19
Historical Underpinnings and Reform Two Decades in Brief Reposep. 24
Notesp. 41
Issues Facing the Church Politics, Partisanship, and Developmentp. 50
Notesp. 70
Issues Facing the Church Moral and Spiritual Challengesp. 79
Notesp. 99
Religion, Politics, and the Laityp. 109
Notesp. 126
Becoming a Priest Why Mexicans Enter the Clergyp. 135
Notesp. 150
Educating the Clergy from Priest to Bishopp. 154
Notesp. 174
Who Are the Bishops? Consequences of Family and Placep. 180
Notesp. 199
Church-State Interlocks Informal Relationsp. 202
Notesp. 222
Structure and Decision Makingp. 228
Notesp. 251
Structure and Decision Making the Bishop in His Diocesep. 259
Notesp. 276
The Church Viewed through Political and Clerical Lensesp. 283
Notesp. 302
Appendix: Mexican Bishopsp. 309
Bibliographic Essayp. 319
Indexp. 327
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