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The Resource New worlds : a religious history of Latin America, John Lynch

New worlds : a religious history of Latin America, John Lynch

Label
New worlds : a religious history of Latin America
Title
New worlds
Title remainder
a religious history of Latin America
Statement of responsibility
John Lynch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This extraordinary book encompasses the period from the first Christian evangelists' arrival in Latin America to the dictators of the late twentieth century. With unsurpassed knowledge of Latin American history, John Lynch sets out to explore the reception of Christianity by native peoples and how it influenced their social and religious lives as the centuries passed. As attentive to modern times as to the colonial period, Lynch also explores the extent to which Indian religion and ancestral ways survived within the new Christian culture. The book follows the development of religious culture by focusing on peak periods of change: the response of religion to the Enlightenment, the emergence of the Church from the wars of independence, the Romanization of Latin American religion as the papacy overtook the Spanish crown in effective control of the Church, the growing challenge of liberalism and the secular state, and, in the twentieth century, military dictators' assaults on human rights. Throughout the narrative, Lynch develops a number of special themes and topics. Among these are the Spanish struggle for justice for Indians, the Church's position on slavery, the concept of popular religion as distinct from official religion and the development of liberation theology."--book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lynch, John
Index
index present
LC call number
BR600
LC item number
.L96 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
Label
New worlds : a religious history of Latin America, John Lynch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [390]-397) and index
Contents
  • The church and the dictators
  • Religion and revolution
  • Difference and diversity
  • Between liberation and tradition
  • Religion and empire
  • Christianity in a new world
  • Religion in the Age of Enlightenment
  • Independence : a sinful revolution
  • Creating a Latin American church
  • The religion of the people
  • Church and state in a liberal world
  • New century, new challenges
Control code
757838308
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 404 p.
Isbn
9780300166804
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011041757
System control number
(OCoLC)757838308
Label
New worlds : a religious history of Latin America, John Lynch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [390]-397) and index
Contents
  • The church and the dictators
  • Religion and revolution
  • Difference and diversity
  • Between liberation and tradition
  • Religion and empire
  • Christianity in a new world
  • Religion in the Age of Enlightenment
  • Independence : a sinful revolution
  • Creating a Latin American church
  • The religion of the people
  • Church and state in a liberal world
  • New century, new challenges
Control code
757838308
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 404 p.
Isbn
9780300166804
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011041757
System control number
(OCoLC)757838308

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