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The Rise of Charismatic Catholicism in Latin America$
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Edward L. Cleary

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813036083

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813036083.001.0001

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Brazil: The Charismatic Giant

Brazil: The Charismatic Giant

(p.96) 4 Brazil: The Charismatic Giant
The Rise of Charismatic Catholicism in Latin America

Edward L. Cleary

University Press of Florida

The Charismatic Renewal took hold in Brazil more widely than most countries in Latin America. The fact that the renewal was extensive was largely ignored by progressives who did not agree with the reputed conservative qualities of Charismaticism in the first three decades after it took hold. They also overlooked the word-of-mouth information about the movement. They could be excused for not having a comprehensive view of the movement because Brazil is so large geographically that very few observers had a full view of the religious situation in the country. Now, however, foreign and domestic research resources have been put to use to poll Brazilians about important aspects of their own religion. The Charismatic Renewal penetrated youth culture, assimilated musical styles, and adopted secular communications media for its message. It also renewed religious language and reinforced religion as an everyday part of life rather than a marginal or Sunday event for Brazilians.

Keywords:   Charismatic Renewal, Latin America, Charismaticism, Brazil, youth culture

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