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Religion and society in Latin America : interpretative essays from conquest to present

Author: Lee M Penyak; Walter J Petry
Publisher: Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©2009.
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Fourteen essays examine the impact of religion on the cultures and peoples of Latin America, from the beginning of the Spanish conquest to the twenty-first century, covering Catholicism, Protestantism, indigenous religious traditions, African-based religions, and Pentecostalism.
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Genre/Form: Historia
études diverses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Religion and society in Latin America.
Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©2009
(OCoLC)742325630
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee M Penyak; Walter J Petry
ISBN: 9781570758508 1570758506
OCLC Number: 312445679
Description: xxii, 298 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Five hundred years of evangelizing Latin America / Lee M. Penyak and Walter J. Petry --
The right to appropriate, the duty to evangelize : Spain and the conquest of the new world / Lee M. Penyak and Walter J. Petry --
Friars' accounts of the native peoples of the Americas / John F. Schwaller --
Conversion and the spiritual conquest / David Tavárez and John F. Chuchiak --
Afro-Latin Americans and Christianity / Nicole von Germeten and Javier Villa-Flores --
Priests and nuns in colonial Ibero-America / Karen Melvin --
The holy office of the inquisition and women / Jacqueline Holler --
Church-sponsored education in Latin America, c. 1800-c. 1930 / Grover Antonio Espinoza --
Anticlericalism in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries / Jeffrey Klaiber --
"Not to be called Christian" : Protestant perceptions of Catholicism in nineteenth-century Latin America / Monica I. Orozco --
"Like a mighty rushing wind" : the growth of Protestantism in contemporary Latin America / Virginia Garrard-Burnett --
Charismatic competitors : Protestant Pentecostals and Catholic Charismatics in Latin America's new religious marketplace / R. Andrew Chesnut --
Umbanda / Lindsay Hale --
The Catholic Church and social revolutionaries / Jennifer S. Hughes --
"A preferential and evangelizing option for the poor" : the Catholic Church from Medellín to Aparecida / Robert S. Pelton.
Responsibility: Lee M. Penyak and Walter J. Petry, editors.

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Fourteen essays examine the impact of religion on the cultures and peoples of Latin America, from the beginning of the Spanish conquest to the twenty-first century, covering Catholicism, Protestantism, indigenous religious traditions, African-based religions, and Pentecostalism.

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