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Opting for Democracy?: Liberation Theology and the Struggle for Democracy in Brazil Iain S. MacLean

Opting for Democracy?: Liberation Theology and the Struggle for Democracy in Brazil

Iain S. MacLean

Published January 11th 2000
ISBN : 9780820440118
Hardcover
264 pages
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Maclean (Western religious thought, James Madison University) examines Brazilian liberation theology and its understanding of democracy within its ecclesiastical and national political contexts. He contends that the original theoretical paradigm ofMoreMaclean (Western religious thought, James Madison University) examines Brazilian liberation theology and its understanding of democracy within its ecclesiastical and national political contexts. He contends that the original theoretical paradigm of liberation theology, together with later institutional constraints on liberation theologians, so determined its political options that most liberation theologians were unable to adapt to the rapid social, political, and religious changes in Brazil in the 1980s.