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Religion and Political Conflict in Latin America

Religion and Political Conflict in Latin America

Edited by Daniel H. Levine

University of North Carolina Press, 1986, 266 pp.

The broad theme of these essays appears in the final chapter on "Conflict and Renewal," which interprets the relations between religion and politics in democracy and the process of democratization, and expresses it in terms of an ongoing struggle to define and control "the popular," meaning popular culture, popular religion, popular organization, etc. The countries considered are El Salvador, Nicaragua, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Bolivia.