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The History of the Catholic Church in Latin America

The History of the Catholic Church in Latin America

From Conquest to Revolution and Beyond

  • Author: John Frederick Schwaller
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 9780814783603
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 328
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One cannot understand Latin America without understanding the history of the Catholic Church in the region. Catholicism has been predominant in Latin America and it has played a definitive role in its development. It helped to spur the conquest of the New World with its emphasis on missions to the indigenous peoples, controlled many aspects of the colonial economy, and played key roles in the struggles for Independence. The History of the Catholic Church in Latin America offers a concise yet far-reaching synthesis of this institution’s role from the earliest contact between the Spanish and native tribes until the modern day, the first such historical overview available in English. John Frederick Schwaller looks broadly at the forces which formed the Church in Latin America and which caused it to develop in the unique manner in which it did. While the Church is often characterized as monolithic, the author carefully showcases its constituent parts—often in tension with one another—as well as its economic function and its role in the political conflicts within the Latin America republics. Organized in a chronological manner, the volume traces the changing dynamics within the Church as it moved from the period of the Reformation up through twentieth century arguments over Liberation Theology, offering a solid framework to approaching the massive literature on the Catholic Church in Latin America. Through his accessible prose, Schwaller offers a set of guideposts to lead the reader through this complex and fascinating history.

A History of the Church in Latin America

A History of the Church in Latin America

  • Author: Enrique Dussel
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780802821317
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 388
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This comprehensive history of the church in Latin America, with its emphasis on theology, will help historians and theologians to better understand the formation and continuity of the Latin American tradition.

Christianity in Latin America

Christianity in Latin America

Revised and Expanded Edition

  • Author: Hans-Jürgen Prien
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004222626
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 704
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Christianity in Latin America provides a complete overview of over 500 years of the history of Christianity in the ‘New World’. The inclusion of German research in this book is an important asset to the Anglo-American research area, in disclosing information that was hitherto not available in English. This work will present the reader with a very good survey into the history of Christianity on the South American continent, based on a tremendous breadth of literature.

The Church in Colonial Latin America

The Church in Colonial Latin America

  • Author: John Frederick Schwaller
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780842027045
  • Category: History
  • Page: 252
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The Catholic Church played a significant role in social action in colonial Latin America: a time when the Church was the most important institution next to the royal government. This collection of classic articles and modern research looks at the Church's active social and political influence.

New face of the Church in Latin America

New face of the Church in Latin America

between tradition and change

  • Author: Guillermo Cook
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780883449370
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 289
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This timely anthology surveys Latin American developments through the eyes of Christians of all major churches and every socio-historical perspective. Their writings offer the basis for ecumenical understanding and cooperation, even though these churches seem at one level engaged in divisive combat throughout Latin America. New Face of the Church in Latin America offers thoughtful and nuanced evaluations of churches there in current conditions of economic and social malaise. It provides important information and perspective, especially when the story - in the U.S. in particular - is often reduced to such sensational and simplistic queries as, "Is Latin America turning Protestant?" or, "Why is the Catholic Church 'losing' Latin America?" The contributors to New Face of the Church in Latin America provide firsthand accounts and insider perspectives on such issues as Protestant evangelism and base communities, Catholic renewal efforts, Native American inculturation, and new developments in liberation theology. Rather than add to enflamed rhetoric, these noted authors - Catholic and Protestant, women and men - show that there remains ample ground for richer, more finely-textured understanding and collaboration between supposed adversaries in lands where religious faith is a vital component of life and history.

Christianity in Latin America

Christianity in Latin America

A History

  • Author: Justo L. González,Ondina E. González
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139467875
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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From the arrival of the conquistadores in the fifteenth century to the spread of the Pentecostal movement today, Christianity has moulded, coerced, refashioned, and enriched Latin America. Likewise, Christianity has been changed, criticized, and renewed as it crossed the Atlantic. These changes now affect its practice and understanding, not only in South and Central America and the Caribbean, but also - through immigration and global communication - around the world. Focusing on this mutually constitutive relationship, Christianity in Latin America presents the important encounters between people, ideas, and events of this large, heterogeneous subject. In doing so, it takes readers on a fascinating journey of explorers, missionaries, farmers, mystics, charlatans, evangelists, dictators, and martyrs. This book offers an accessible and engaging review of the history of Christianity in Latin America with a widely ecumenical focus to foster understanding of the various forces shaping both Christianity and the region.

A History of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1450-1990

A History of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1450-1990

A Documentary Sourcebook

  • Author: Klaus Koschorke,Frieder Ludwig,Mariano Delgado,Roland Spliesgart
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 0802828892
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 426
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The map of world Christianity has changed dramatically, with a large number of Christians living in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This text is a comparative documentary history of Christianity for these regions covering the period 1450-1990.

Das Christentum in Lateinamerika

Das Christentum in Lateinamerika

  • Author: Hans-Jürgen Prien
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 448
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English summary: Following years of preparation, the author of the standard work The History of Christianity in Latin America (1978) here presents a perfectly new concept of his seminal textbook, which unfolds in a compact format the sum of a lifetime of research in this field.Hans-Juergen Prien's extensive teaching and research as Chair for Iberian and Latin American History (established by Richard Konetzke) has put him in a position to demonstrate the embeddedness of the history of the church in Latin America - as far as this is feasible within the framework of the Monographs on the History of the Church - in the main political, social, and economic developments of this subcontinent.The comprehensive list of sources and the bibliography attest to the fact that by now it has become almost impossible for a single scholar to acquire a firm command of the entire history of the denominationally extremely diverse Christianity of an entire subcontinent, spanning five hundred years. German description: Der Autor des Standardwerkes aDie Geschichte des Christentums in Lateinamerika (1978) legt nach langjahrigen Vorarbeiten in vollig neuer Konzeption ein Lehrbuch zum Christentum in Lateinamerika vor, das in kurzer Form die Summe seines Forscherlebens auf diesem Gebiet darstellt. Priens Lehrtatigkeit auf dem von Richard Konetzke begruendeten Lehrstuhl fuer Iberische und Lateinamerikanische Geschichte hat seinen Uberblick ueber die Politische Geschichte, Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte Lateinamerikas wesentlich erweitert, so dass er die Einbettung der Kirchengeschichte in diese Gebiete immer wieder zu verdeutlichen versucht, soweit das im Rahmen der Reihe aKirchengeschichte in Einzeldarstellungen moglich ist. Das umfangreiche Quellen- und Literaturverzeichnis zeigt, dass es heute fuer einen einzelnen Forscher kaum noch moglich ist, die konfessionell stark zerklueftete Christentumsgeschichte eines ganzen Subkontinents ueber fuenf Jahrhunderte hinweg zu ueberblicken.

The Roman Catholic Church

The Roman Catholic Church

An Illustrated History

  • Author: Edward R. Norman
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520252516
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 192
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Complemented by more than 150 photographs and illustrations, a vivid history of the Roman Catholic Church chronicles the various ways in which the church has shaped human history and religion since its inception, documenting the contributions of key figures through the ages, the impact of important events and movements, and its role in the modern world.

The Cambridge History of Latin America

The Cambridge History of Latin America

  • Author: Leslie Bethell
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521232234
  • Category: History
  • Page: 666
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Essays discuss the Native peoples of Latin America and the effect of the European conquest on their cultures, the development of colonial societies, and the establishment of the Catholic Church in the Americas

Religious Pluralism, Democracy, and the Catholic Church in Latin America

Religious Pluralism, Democracy, and the Catholic Church in Latin America

  • Author: Frances Hagopian
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780268030872
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 498
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The Roman Catholic Church in Latin America faces significant and unprecedented challenges. Most prominent among them are secularization, globalizing cultural trends, intensifying religious competition, and pluralism of many kinds within what were once hegemonic Catholic societies. The substantial and original essays in this volume assess the ways in which the Catholic Church in Latin America is dealing with these political, religious, and social changes. Most importantly, they explore how democracy has changed the Catholic Church and, in turn, how religious changes have influenced democratic politics in Latin America. Drawing on the experiences of several countries to illustrate broad themes and explain divergent religious responses to common challenges, the contributors advance the notion that the Catholic Church's effectiveness in the public sphere and even its long-term viability as a religious institution depend on the nature and extent of the relationship between the hierarchy and the faithful. The essays address the context of pluralist challenges, the ideational, institutional, and policy responses of the Catholic hierarchy, and the nature of both religious beliefs and democratic values at the individual level in Latin America today. "Religious Pluralism, Democracy, and the Catholic Church in Latin America is a much needed volume. The book is highly original, relevant, and will stimulate new research on religion in Latin America." --Kenneth Serbin, University of San Diego "Religion and politics, two of the great topics of all time, stir intense passions and often deep conflicts--they have done so in Latin America's history. Hagopian's book thoughtfully examines religious pluralism in Latin America and its impact on politics and society, with special attention to cultural change, gender, the family, education, and beliefs about justice and morality as they bear on democracy. Hagopian's own three chapters frame the book and make it a cohesive and thought-provoking intellectual project." --Jorge I. Domínguez, Harvard University "This book makes an original contribution to our understanding of the challenges facing the Catholic Church in Latin America in the wake of democratic transitions and increasing religious pluralism. It also provides important insights into how church leaders are responding to these challenges in a number of key countries." --Philip Williams, University of Florida

The Catholic Church and Power Politics in Latin America

The Catholic Church and Power Politics in Latin America

The Dominican Case in Comparative Perspective

  • Author: Emelio Betances
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742555051
  • Category: History
  • Page: 275
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The Catholic Church acted as a mediator during social and political change in several Latin American countries from the 1960s through the 1990s: the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. Although the Catholic clergy was called to mediate in political crises in all five countries, in the Dominican Republic the Church's role as mediator was eventually institutionalized. A historical examination of church-state relations and case study of the Dominican Republic leads into important regional comparisons that broaden our understanding of the Catholic Church in the whole of Latin America.

How Latin America Saved the Soul of the Catholic Church

How Latin America Saved the Soul of the Catholic Church

  • Author: Edward L. Cleary
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • ISBN: 9780809146291
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 220
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This unique book challenges the widely held beliefs that the Catholic Church in Latin America is under siege and that Catholicism is steadily losing ground to Pentecostalism. In marked contrast to the churches of North America and Europe, the Catholic Church in Latin America enjoys remarkable vitality and a high level of confidence. Since the 1960s the church has been undergoing a spiritual transformation, with a 400 percent increase in clergy, religious, and a corps of laity, many of whom serve as its 1.1 million religious catechists.

A Social History of the Catholic Church in Chile: The Pinochet government and Cardinal Silva Henriquez

A Social History of the Catholic Church in Chile: The Pinochet government and Cardinal Silva Henriquez

  • Author: Mario I. Aguilar
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780773458062
  • Category: History
  • Page: 356
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This book is the result of a painstaking archival research and an enormous knowledge of recent Chilean history. It demonstrates in fluent, and, at times, griping prose the difficult and complex situation of the Catholic Church facing the ruthless dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

The Columbia Documentary History of Religion in America Since 1945

The Columbia Documentary History of Religion in America Since 1945

  • Author: Paul Harvey,Philip Goff
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231510365
  • Category: History
  • Page: 584
  • View: 1983
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Of late, religion seems to be everywhere, suffusing U.S. politics and popular culture and acting as both a unifying and a divisive force. This collection of manifestos, Supreme Court decisions, congressional testimonies, speeches, articles, book excerpts, pastoral letters, interviews, song lyrics, memoirs, and poems reflects the vitality, diversity, and changing nature of religious belief and practice in American public and private life over the last half century. Encompassing a range of perspectives, this book illustrates the ways in which individuals from all along the religious and political spectrum have engaged religion and viewed it as a crucial aspect of society. The anthology begins with documents that reflect the close relationship of religion, especially mainline Protestantism, to essential ideas undergirding Cold War America. Covering both the center and the margins of American religious life, this volume devotes extended attention to how issues of politics, race, gender, and sexuality have influenced the religious mainstream. A series of documents reflects the role of religion and theology in the civil rights, feminist, and gay rights movements as well as in conservative responses. Issues regarding religion and contemporary American culture are explored in documents about the rise of the evangelical movement and the religious right; the impact of "new" (post-1965) immigrant communities on the religious landscape; the popularity of alternative, New Age, and non-Western beliefs; and the relationship between religion and popular culture. The editors conclude with selections exploring major themes of American religious life at the millennium, including both conservative and New Age millennialism, as well as excerpts that speculate on the future of religion in the United States. The documents are grouped by theme into nine chapters and arranged chronologically therein. Each chapter features an extensive introduction providing context for and analysis of the critical issues raised by the primary sources.

Protestant Pentecostalism in Latin America

Protestant Pentecostalism in Latin America

A Study in the Dynamics of Missions

  • Author: Karl-Wilhelm Westmeier
  • Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • ISBN: 9780838638347
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 169
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"After introducing the overall missiological theme of the beginning and expansion of Latin American Protestantism, Westmeier explores definitions and research methods, which in the end compel him to analyze the Protestantism of Latin America in the context of the ongoing experiences of the Latin American protestantes themselves; that is, "from the perspective of conflict," and to use the terms Protestantism, Evangelical, and Pentecostalism interchangeably."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Catholicism and American Freedom: A History

Catholicism and American Freedom: A History

  • Author: John T. McGreevy
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393340929
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 432
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"[McGreevy] has written the best intellectual history of the Catholic Church in America."—Commonweal For two centuries, Catholicism has played a profound and largely unexamined role in America's political and intellectual life. Emphasizing the communal over the individual, protections for workers and the poor over market freedoms, and faith in eternal verities over pragmatic compromises, the Catholic worldview has been a constant foil to liberalism. Catholicism and American Freedom is a groundbreaking tale of strange bedfellows and bitter conflicts over issues such as slavery, public education, economic reform, the movies, contraception, and abortion. It is an international story, as both liberals and conservatives were influenced by ideas and events abroad, from the 1848 revolutions to the rise of Fascism and the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s, to papal encyclicals and the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s; and by the people, from scholarly Jesuits to working class Catholics, who immigrated from Europe and Latin America. McGreevy reveals how the individualist, and often vehemently anti-Catholic, inclinations of Protestant intellectuals shaped the debates over slavery—and how Catholics, although they were the first to acknowledge the moral equality of black people and disavowed segregation of churches, even in the South, still had difficulty arguing against the hierarchy and tradition represented by slavery. He sheds light on the unsung heroes of American history like Orestes Browson, editor of Brownson's Quarterly Review, who suffered the disdain of abolitionists for being a Catholic, and the antagonism of conservative Catholics for being an abolitionist; and later heroes like Jacques Maritain and John Courtney Murray, who fought to modernize the Church, increased attention to human rights, and urged the Church "to adapt herself vitally . . . to what is valid in American democratic development." Putting recent scandals in the Church and the media's response in a much larger context, this stimulating history is a model of nuanced scholarship and provocative reading.

A World History of Christianity

A World History of Christianity

  • Author: Adrian Hastings
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780802848758
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 608
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This superb volume provides the first genuinely global one-volume history of the rise and development of the Christian faith. An international team of specialists takes seriously the geographical diversity of the Christian story, discussing the impact of Christianity not only in the West but also in Latin America, Africa, India, the Orient and Australasia.

The Frontiers of Catholicism

The Frontiers of Catholicism

The Politics of Ideology in a Liberal World

  • Author: Gene Burns
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520915497
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 320
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Why does the Catholic Church take a politically conservative stance on some issues, such as abortion and birth control, while on others, such as social programs and nuclear policy, it resembles the left? Why do some Catholic groups reject the legitimacy of Church hierarchy and yet choose to remain within its fold? To explain these apparent contradictions, Gene Burns examines the origins of contemporary diversity and conflict in the Catholic Church as well as the processes of ideological change. With valuable insights into the American Catholic Church, the modern papacy, and the Latin American Church, The Frontiers of Catholicism is as much a political study of ideological dynamics as it is an institutional study of religious change.

Charismatic Practice and Catholic Parish Life

Charismatic Practice and Catholic Parish Life

The Incipient Pentecostalization of the Church in Guatemala and Latin America

  • Author: Jakob Egeris Thorsen
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004291660
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 252
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In Charismatic Practice and Catholic Parish Life Jakob E. Thorsen offers a detailed ethnographic and theological analysis of the impact of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal on the Catholic Church in Guatemala and Latin America