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Brazilian Popular Church and the Crisis of Modernity (Manuel A Vasquez) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1998) 9780521585088
Brazilian Popular Church and the Crisis of Modernity (Manuel A Vasquez) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1998) 9780521585088
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Title: The Brazilian Popular Church and the Crisis of Modernity

Author: Vasquez, Manuel A

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1998

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521585088

Volumes: 1; Pages: 319

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This study explores one of the most dramatic contemporary interactions between religion and politics: the development of progressive Catholicism in Latin America. From the late 1960s this religious movement sought to transform the church and society. In the 1980s, however, the popular appeal of liberation theology was threatened. Focusing on a Brazilian community, Manuel V�squez' incisive book examines the fate of progressive Catholicism amid changes in the Vatican and in the economy, and a wider crisis of modernity and humanistic thought.ContentsPrefaceIntroductionPart I. Background to the crisis1. The popular Church's Utopian project: ideological and theological bases2. The consolidation of the Igreja Popular and its impact on Brazilian societyPart II. The nature of the crisis3. The internal dimension: a crisis of participation4. The external dimension: the growth of popular PentecostalismPart III. Explaining the crisis5. Intra-Institutional Explanations6. The crisis in local perspective: a Brazilian base community7. Brazilian capitalism since the 1980s: redefining the limits of the possiblePart IV. Reinterpreting the crisis8. The popular church and the crisis of modernity9. Rethinking the Popular Church's project: lessons for this-worldly religious utopiasConclusionReferences
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