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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Hans-Jürgen Prien; Stephen E Buckwalter
|Language Note:||In English; translated from German.|
|Notes:||Translated from German by Stephen Buckwalter.
Translation of: Das Christentum in Lateinamerika. Leipzig, Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2007.
|Description:||xxxii, 670 pages ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||The colonial period : the situation at the beginning --
Spanish overseas expansion : discoveries, conquests, and colonization --
The development of the colonial and missionary church in Spanish America --
Colonial ethics --
Mission work and the development of church structures in Brazil from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries --
The development of the church after Trent --
The Inquisition and the "extirpation of idolatry" : defending the Iberian colonization and commerce monopoly and the Catholic confessional monopoly against the Protestant seaborne powers and the persistence of traditional indigenous religions --
Popular religiosity, popular Catholicism, and popular piety --
The century of the Enlightenment --
The Christian churches of Latin America in the face of national movements and the struggle by conservatives and liberals for a new political order in the nineteenth century --
The closing phase of the confessional age : the Catholic Church's struggle to renew its social influence and resist Protestantism (from the last third of the nineteenth century until 1958) --
Christianity in the age of ecumenism and the crisis in the development of nation-states.
|Series Title:||Religion in the Americas series, v. 13.|
|Other Titles:||Christentum in Lateinamerika.|
|Responsibility:||by Hans-Jürgen Prien ; translation by Stephen Buckwalter ; introduction, and chapters 1 and 2, translated by Brian McNeil.|
This book sings. It is not a work intended for beginners, but those who are already familiar with the religious history of the region will find this publication to be enormously helpful, even