Contemporary Religions in Brazil

Schmidt, Bettina E. (2016) Contemporary Religions in Brazil. Oxford Handbooks Online.

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Abstract

This essay gives an overview of the religious landscape of Brazil as well as studies about religions in Brazil. Starting with the situation of Christian denominations in Brazil the essay discusses vernacular religions such as Spiritism and Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé and Umbanda, religions that have arrived in Brazil by immigrants such as Buddhism, Islam and Judaism, and indigenous religions such as the religion of the Guaraní. The text highlights how social and political changes have impacted on religions in Brazil. Each section refers to selected publications representing the range of studies about these religions undertaken by scholars in Brazil and abroad.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Religion Brazil
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Institute of Education and Humanities > Academic Discipline: Humanities
Depositing User: Bettina Schmidt
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2016 08:39
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2020 15:34
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/638

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