Handbook of Contemporary Religions in Brazil

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Bettina Schmidt, Steven Engler
Brill Handbooks on Contemporary Religion


The Brill Handbook of Contemporary Religions in Brazil provides an unprecedented overview of Brazil s religious landscape. It offers a full, balanced and contextualized portrait of contemporary religions in Brazil, bringing together leading scholars from both Brazil and abroad, drawing on both fieldwork and detailed reviews of the literatures. For the first time a single volume offers overviews by leading scholars of the full range of Brazilian religions, alongside more theoretically oriented discussions of relevant religious and culture themes. This Handbook s three sections present specific religions and groups of traditions, Brazilian religions in the diaspora, and issues in Brazilian religions (e.g., women, possession, politics, race and material culture).

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Bettina E. Schmidt is Professor of Study of Religions at University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Director of the Religious Experience Research Centre in Lampeter.

Steven Engler is Professor of Religious Studies at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Affiliate Professor of Religion at Concordia University in Montreal, and Professor Colaborador at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo.

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