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Latin American Religion in Motion





ISBN 9780415921060
Published February 17, 1999 by Routledge
310 Pages

 
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Book Description

Latin America is undergoing a period of intense religious transformation and upheaval. This book analyzes some of the more important new discoveries about religious movements in the region. It examines important shifts such as the expansion and politicization of Protestantism, the ongoing transformation of the Catholic church, the growth of Afro-Brazilian religions, and the genuine pluralization of faith.

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Biography

Christian Smith is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is author of American Evangelism: Embattled and Thriving (1998), Resisting Reagan: The U.S. Central America Peace Movement (1996), The Emergence of Liberation Theology: Radical Religion and Social Movement Theory (1991) and editor of Disruptive Religion: The Source of Faith in Social Movement Activism (Routledge, 1996). Joshua Prokopy is a graduate student in Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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"...gives us a good sense of how pluralistic the region's religious field has become. This edited volume contains a well-balanced set of case studies dealing with the "usual suspects" - Brazilian CEBs and Pentecostals, for instance - as well as countries and religious traditions that have recieved little attention. Religious Studies Review, Volume 26, Number 4, Oct 2000."
"Despite its title, this edited volume of collected studies contributed by some of the up-and-coming scholars of religion in Latin America is an outstanding work. It should be read - immediately - by anyone who is interested in religion and modern spirituality." -- The Americas
"Despite its title, this edited volume of collected studies contributed by some og the up-and-coming scholars of religion in Latin America is an outstanding work. It should be read - immediately - by anyone who is interested in religion and modern spirituality." -- The Americas