The Politics of Religion and the Rise of Social Catholicism in Peru, 1884-1935

Faith, Workers and Race Before Liberation Theology

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Ricardo D. Cubas Ramacciotti
Religion in the Americas
  • Boston, MA: 
    , November
     297 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
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In The Politics of Religion and the Rise of Social Catholicism in Peru (1884-1935) Ricardo Cubas Ramacciotti provides a lucid synthesis of the Catholic Church’s responses to the secularisation of the State and society whilst offering a fresh appraisal of the emergence of Social Catholicism and its contribution to social thought and development of civil society in post-independence Peru. Making use of diverse historical sources, Cubas provides a comprehensive view of a reformist yet anti-revolutionary trend within the Peruvian Church that, decades before the emergence of Liberation Theology and under divergent intellectual paradigms, developed an active agenda that addressed the new social problems of the country, including those of urban workers, and of indigenous populations.

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

Ricardo D. Cubas Ramacciotti is Associate Professor of Latin American History at the Universidad de los Andes (Chile) and has published on various aspects of Latin American political and religious history.

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