Kingdoms Come

It marks a turning point in studies of Brazil by the Anglo-Saxon social science community.
David Lehmann

As scholars continue to explore the political implications of grass roots religions around the world, Kingdoms Come examines the three main popular religions in Brazil—folk Catholicism, Protestant Pentecostalism, and Afro-Brazilian spiritism—to trace the contrasting patterns of acceptance or rejection of political paradigms within these three groups. In spite of these differences, Ireland's close analysis of these movements leads him to the conclusion that all three embrace traditions that foster a deepening of Brazil's nascent democracy.

280 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

March, 1992

isbn : 9780822985389

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Rowan Ireland

Rowan Ireland is Honorary Associate of Sociology at La Trobe University, Australia.

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