Religious conflict in Brazil : Protestants, Catholics, and the rise of religious pluralism in the early twentieth century / Erika Helgen.
- New Haven : Yale University Press, 
x, 316 pages ; 25 cm
- Religious pluralism -- Brazil.
Protestant churches -- Relations -- Catholic Church.
Protestantism -- Brazil -- 20th century.
Catholic Church -- Relations -- Protestant churches.
- The story of how Brazilian Catholics and Protestants confronted one of the greatest shocks to the Latin American religious system in its 500-year history. This innovative study explores the transition in Brazil from a hegemonically Catholic society to a religiously pluralistic society. With sensitivity and nuance, Erika Helgen 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.
- Machine generated contents note: One. Quem Nao Cre, Brasileiro Nao E: The Catholic Restoration and the Rise of Protestantism in Brazil
Two. Toward a Sertanejan Church: The New Face of Protestantism in the Interior of the Northeast
Three. To Be a "Good Priest": Catholic Leadership and Local Campaigns against Protestantism in the Northeast
Four. Punishing the Fanatics: Protestants, the Tribunal de Seguranca Nacional, and the Prosecution of Nordestino Catholics
Five. Fire, Brimstone, and the War against the Heretics: Santas missdes, Protestants, and Religious Conflict in the Northeast
Six. Saint, Fanatic, or Restorationist Hero? Frei Damiao's Otherworldly Mission.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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