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The history of the Catholic Church in Latin America : from conquest to revolution and beyond

Author: John Frederick Schwaller
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2011.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Schwaller, John Frederick.
History of the Catholic Church in Latin America.
New York : New York University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010034800
(OCoLC)630468429
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Frederick Schwaller
ISBN: 9780814783603 0814783600 9780814708804 0814708803
OCLC Number: 703596152
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 319 pages)
Contents: Religious origins of Catholicism in Latin America --
Spain and Portugal, the New World --
Conquest, spiritual and otherwise --
The colonial church --
Reform and enlightenment --
The church and clergy in the time of independence --
Working out the differences --
Revolution and reform --
Revolution and reform --
The church at the middle of the twentieth century --
The decline of liberation theology.
Responsibility: John Frederick Schwaller.

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