The Brazilian Popular Church and the Crisis of Modernity Paperback

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The Brazilian Popular Church and the Crisis of Modernity

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This study explores one of the most dramatic current interactions between religion and politics: the development of progressive Catholicism in Latin America. In particular, it examines economic, social and religious obstacles to progressive theology in Brazil. This 'popular' church built a utopian vision of social emancipation, drawing on Catholic social thought, humanistic Marxism and existentialism. It was a major democratizing force as Brazil emerged from dictatorship in the late 1970s. In the 1980s, however, the popular appeal of progressive Catholicism came under threat. Focusing on a Catholic community near Rio de Janeiro, Manuel A. Vasquez's incisive study shows how economic and political changes have affected religious practices, and argues that the plight of progressive Catholicism in Brazil forms part of a wider crisis of modernity and of humanist discourses.

The Brazilian Popular Church and the Crisis of Modernity by Manuel A. Vasquez was published by Cambridge University Press in November 2008 and is our 57658th best seller. The ISBN for The Brazilian Popular Church and the Crisis of Modernity is 9780521090865.

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Page last updated 30th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (November 2008)
Weight410g
Number of Pages320
Thickness18 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
ISBN9780521090865
ISBN-100521090865
Product Code1237890
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