Latin American Religion in Motion

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Christian Smith, Joshua Prokopy
Routledge, Nov 23, 2004 - Social Science - 304 pages
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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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
ONE THE STRUGGLE TO BE SOUL PROVIDER
16
TWO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN CHILE
42
THREE CATHOLIC ACTIVISM IN THE 1990S
66
FOUR PROGRESSIVE THEOLOGY AND POPULAR RELIGIOSITY IN OAXACA MEXICO
88
FIVE CEBS AND CATHOLIC CHARISMATICS IN BRAZIL
108
SIX EL CLAMOR POR VENEZUELA
121
SEVEN THE DEFEAT OF DENOMINATIONAL CULTURE IN THE ARGENTINE EVANGELICAL MOVEMENT
142
NINE PENTECOSTALISM AND POLITICAL AWAKENING IN PINOCHETS CHILE AND BEYOND
182
TEN FAMILY AND REPRODUCTION AMONG PROTESTANTS IN RIO DE JANEIRO
199
ELEVEN EXPLORING THE ARGENTINIAN CASE
213
TWELVE ESOTERIC LITERATURE AS A MICROCOSMIC MIRROR OF BRAZILS RELIGIOUS MARKETPLACE
226
THIRTEEN GLOBALIZATION AND RELIGIOUS CREOLIZATION AMONG THE QEQCHIES OF GUATEMALA
252
FOURTEEN DISCOURSES ON AFROBRAZILIAN RELIGION
265
CONTRIBUTORS
284
INDEX
288

EIGHT WRAPPED IN THE HOLY SHAWL
168

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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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