Popular Voices in Latin American Catholicism

ISBN-10: 0691024596

ISBN-13: 9780691024592

Edition: 1992

Authors: Daniel H. Levine

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 6/23/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgments
Note on the Interviews
Issues and Contexts
Popular Voices
Defining and Finding Popular Groups
Initial Perspectives on Theory and Practice
Studies in Latin America
Studying Popular Groups, Hearing Popular Voices
The Structure of This Book
Liberation Theology, Base Communities, and the Pattern of Change in Latin America
Context and Conjuncture: The Pattern of Change in Latin America
Central Ideas in Liberation Theology
Liberation Theology and Base Communities: Ideas and Action
Conclusion
Colombia and Venezuela: Nations, Churches, and Programs
State, Politics, and Associational Life
Socioeconomic and Demographic Contrasts
The Churches: Contrasts in Structure, Ideology, and Organizational Strategy
Popular Work: Alternative Views
Conclusion
Colombia and Venezuela: Dioceses, Villages, and Barrios
Facatativa
Barquisimeto
Cali
Comparative Perspectives
Actors and Experiences
Being Religious, Reading the Bible, Becoming Church
Being Religious and Reading the Bible
Biblical Texts and Readings
Becoming Church: Varieties of Popular Experience
Transforming Popular Religion
Conclusion
Popular Needs and Popular Ideals
Being Poor
Fellowship, Sociability, and Self-Image
Images of Church and Clergy
Empowering the Poor
Priests, Sisters, and Pastoral Agents
Background and Personal History
Working
Opting for the Poor, Popular Religion, and the Nature of Groups
Two Matched Profiles
Conclusion
Selected Life Histories
Huberto Vanegas: A Lay Pastoral Agent
Two Colombian Women: Olga Ceballos and Susanna Madrid
Two Peasant Men: Fortunato Duque and Patricio Alvarez
Conclusion
Theoretical and Comparative Reflections
Linking Everyday Life with Big Structures
Consciousness, Ideology, and Culture
Mediators, Mediations, and the Question of Democracy
A Note on Class
Conclusion
The Future of Popular Voices
Reprise
Explaining Change
Are Popular Voices Unique?
Facing the Future
Knowing about the Future
Envoi
Bibliography
Index
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