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Author Nagle, Robin.

Title Claiming the Virgin : the broken promise of liberation theology in Brazil / Robin Nagle
Published New York : Routledge, 1997


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Description xiii, 224 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Consecrated Politics and Activist Religion -- 2. Portrait of the Northeast -- 3. The Politics of Theology -- 4. The Danger of Stories -- 5. Ritualizing Dissension -- 6. What it Becomes -- Addendum: Chronology of a Crisis
Summary In rich ethnographic detail, Robin Nagle chronicles the life of a poor Brazilian community in its relationship to the Catholic church and to the larger politics of Brazil. Nagle reaches the ironic conclusion that even though a politicized faith attracted many adherents, it alienated just as many potential followers. Claiming the Virgin explores the dynamics of a vibrant community deeply marked by liberationist religion. The narratives that animate the book are those of the people for whom the movement was intended. Through these stories and conflicts, Nagle reveals liberationism's success - and the reasons it could not fulfill its promise
Notes Bibliography: p187-198. - Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-198) and index
Subject Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Devotion to -- Brazil -- Recife.
Catholic Church -- Brazil -- Recife -- History -- 20th century
Liberation theology -- Case studies.
Morro da Conceição (Recife, Brazil) -- Religious life and customs.
Recife (Brazil) -- Church history -- 20th century.
LC no. 96048791
ISBN 041591566X (alk. paper)
0415915678 (paperback: alk. paper)