The Catholic Church and Democracy in Chile and Peru

The Catholic Church and Democracy in Chile and Peru

by Michael Fleet, Brian H. Smith


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Recent changes imposed by the Vatican may redefine the Chilean and Peruvian Church's involvement in politics and social issues. Fleet and Smith argue that the Vatican has been moving to restrict the Chilean and Peruvian Church's social and political activities. Fleet and Smith have gathered documentary evidence, conducted interviews with Catholic elites, and compiled surveys of lay Catholics in the region. The result will help chart the future of the Church and Chile and Peru.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780268022525
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 01/22/2000
Series: Kellogg Institute Series on Democracy and Development
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael Fleet is Associate Professor of Political Science at Marquette University and the author of The Rise and Fall of Chilean Christian Democracy (1985).

Brian H. Smith holds the Charles and Joan Van Zoeren Chair in Religion, Ethics, and Values at Ripon College. He is the author of More Than Altruism: The Politics of Private Foreign Aid (1990) and Religious Politics in Latin America, Pentecostal vs. Catholic (1998).

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