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Religious Conflict in Brazil: Protestants, Catholics, and the Rise of Religious Pluralism in the Early Twentieth Century

Erika Helgen

Abstract

This innovative study explores the transition in Brazil from a hegemonically Catholic society to a religiously pluralistic society. The book shows that the rise of religious pluralism was fraught with conflict and violence, as Catholic bishops, priests, and friars organized intense campaigns against Protestantism. These episodes of religious violence were not isolated outbursts of reactionary rage, but rather formed part of a longer process through which religious groups articulated their vision for Brazil's national future. The book begins with a background on Catholic–Protestant relations in ... More

Keywords: Brazilian Catholics, Brazilian Protestants, Latin American religious system, Catholic society, pluralistic society, religious pluralism, conflict, Protestantism, religious violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780300243352
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300243352.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erika Helgen, author
Yale University