The Brazilian Popular Church and the Crisis of Modernity (New)

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This study explores the interaction in Brazil 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. The Catholic 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. Focussing on a Catholic community near Rio de Janeiro, the author's 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.


  • SKU: 9780521585088
  • SKU10: 0521585082
  • Title: The Brazilian Popular Church and the Crisis of Modernity
  • Series: Cambridge Studies in Ideology & Religion
  • Qty Remaining Online: 75
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Date Published: Oct 2012
  • Edition Description: New
  • Pages: 302
  • Weight lbs: 1.22
  • Dimensions: 8.50" L x 5.50" W x 0.88" H
  • Category: CHURCH HISTORY
  • Subject: Christianity - Catholic


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