Religion and Politics in a Global Society

Religion and Politics in a Global Society : Comparative Perspectives from the Portuguese-speaking World

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Religion and Politics in a Global Society: Comparative Perspectives from the Portuguese Speaking World, edited by Paul Christopher Manuel, Alynna Lyon, and Clyde Wilcox, explores the legacy of the Portuguese colonial experience, with careful consideration of the lasting impression that this experience has had on the cultural, religious, and political dynamics in the former more

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  • Hardback | 274 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 544.31g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 9, 9 black & white illustrations
  • 0739176803
  • 9780739176801

Review quote

Theoretically sophisticated and methodologically eclectic, this collection is a pleasure to read. The contributors have provided a marvelous account of an unlikely imperial power, as well as nuanced analyses of the multiple political and religious legacies of the Portuguese colonial experience. -- Ted G. Jelen, University of Nevada, Las Vegas This is a fascinating collection of essays on the complex role played by the Catholic Church in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies. Full of little known facts and intriguing insights, this collection is an excellent argument for interdisciplinary work and the need to study religious institutions as political actors. -- Nancy Bermeo, University of Oxfordshow more

About Paul Christopher Manuel

Paul Christopher Manuel is professor of political science at Mount Saint Mary's University. Alynna J. Lyon is associate professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire. Clyde Wilcox is professor of government at Georgetown more

Table of contents

Foreword. A Tale of Two Statues by Thomas Massaro, SJ, and Kenneth R. Himes, OFM Part One. Theoretical, Historical, and Cultural Issues Chapter One. Religion and Politics in the Portuguese-Speaking World: Three Theoretical Slices by Paul Christopher Manuel, Alynna J. Lyon, and Clyde Wilcox Chapter Two. Patterns of Settlement and Religious Imperial Agents in the Portuguese Empire by Jose Damiao Rodrigues Chapter Three. Portugal and the Building of an Imaginary Empire by Susana Goulart Costa Chapter Four. India's Luso-Africans: The Politics of Culture, Race, Colonialism, and Gender in Early Modern Portugal and Post-Colonial Goa by Bindu Malieckal Part Two. Societies Dominated by a Single Religious Tradition Chapter 5. The Activist Catholic Church in Independent East Timor: "The Church is Not a Political Institution" by Alynna J. Lyon Chapter Six. Religion and Politics in Contemporary Portugal: Devotion, Democracy, and the Marian Apparitions at Fatima by Paul Christopher Manuel Part Three. Competing Religious Societies, with a Formerly Dominant Church Chapter Seven. Faith-State Relations in Brazil: What Does Religious Competition Mean for Democracy? by Christine A. Gustafson Chapter Eight. The "Depoliticizing Machine": Church and State in Angola since Independence by Didier Peclard Part Four. Societies with Marked Religious Diversity, without a Dominant Church Chapter Nine. A Special Place: Imagining Goa from the Estado da India to Indian Independence by Matthew N. Schmalz Chapter Ten. The Catholic Church in Mozambique under Revolution, War, and Democracy by Eric Morier-Genoud and Pierre Anouilh Chapter Eleven. Conclusion: Between Land and Sea: Portugal's Two Nationalisms in the Twenty-first Century by Jose Pedro Zuqueteshow more