Christianity in Latin America

Christianity in Latin America

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A historian of Iberia, Latin America, and the church, now retired from the University of Köln, Prien offers a single-volume overview of the history of Christianity in Latin America. His topics include the colonial period; Spanish overseas expansion; the development of the colonial and missionary church in Spanish America; colonial ethics; mission work and the development of church structures in Brazil from the 16th to the 18th centuries; the development of the church after Trent; defending the Iberian colonization and commerce monopoly and the Catholic confessional monopoly against the Protestant seaborne powers and the persistence of traditional indigenous religions; popular religion, popular Catholicism, and popular piety; the century of the enlightenment; the Christian churches of Latin America in the face of national movements and the struggle by conservatives and liberals for a new political order in the 19th century; the Catholic Church's struggle to renew its social influence and resist Protestantism from the last third of the 19th century until 1958; and Christianity in the age of ecumenism and the crisis in the development of nation-states. The original Das Christentum in Lateinamerika was published as volume six in the series Kirchengeschichte in Einzeldarstellungen by Evangelische Verlagsanstalt in 2007. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Brill USA
Winner of the 2013 Choice Outstanding Academic Title AwardChristianity in Latin America provides a complete overview of over 500 years of the history of Christianity in the ‘New World’. The inclusion of German research in this book is an important asset to the Anglo-American research area, in disclosing information that was hitherto not available in English. This work will present the reader with a very good survey into the history of Christianity on the South American continent, based on a tremendous breadth of literature.
Christianity in Latin America provides a complete overview of over 500 years of the history of Christianity in the ‘New World’. The inclusion of German research in this book is an important asset to the Anglo-American research area, in disclosing information that was hitherto not available in English. This work will present the reader with a very good survey into the history of Christianity on the South American continent, based on a tremendous breadth of literature.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2013
Edition: Rev. and expanded ed
ISBN: 9781283855099
1283855097
9789004242074
9004242074
9004222626
9789004222625
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Buckwalter, Stephen E.

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