Claiming the Virgin: The Broken Promise of Liberation Theology in Brazil, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Claiming the Virgin

The Broken Promise of Liberation Theology in Brazil, 1st Edition

By Robin Nagle

Routledge

242 pages

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Description

In rich ethnographic detail, Robin Nagle chronicles the life of a poor Brazilian community in its relationship to the Catholic church and to the larger politics of Brazil. Centered in Recife, on the northeast coast, Nagle's work investigates how liberation theology attracted followers, and demonstrates why the movement never took hold as predicted.

Reviews

"This is a splendid, well-written, first-of-its-kind case study of a small but significant chapter in liberation theology's rich and volatile heritage." -- Choice

About the Author

Robin Nagle is Assistant Dean of New York University's Graduate School of Arts and Science.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC002000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General