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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Frederick Schwaller
ISBN: 9780814740033 0814740030
OCLC Number: 630468429
Description: ix, 319 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Religious origins of Catholicism in Latin America --
Spain and Portugal in the New World --
Conquest, spiritual and otherwise --
The colonial church --
Reform and enlightenment --
The church and clergy at independence --
Working out the differences --
The established order and the threat of popular religion --
Revolution and reform --
The mid-twentieth-century church --
The decline of liberation theology.
Responsibility: John Frederick Schwaller.

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Offers a concise and far-reaching synthesis of the Church's role from the earliest contact between the Spanish and native tribes until the modern day  Read more...

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Schwaller has produced a book that has long been needed in Latin American studies...one leaves reading [him] with vivid details rather than pre-digested summaries. * Journal of Latin American Studies Read more...

 
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