Claiming the Virgin: The Broken Promise of Liberation Theology in Brazil

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In rich ethnographic detail, Robin Nagle chronicles the life of a poor Brazilian community in its relationship to the Catholic church and to the larger politics of Brazil. Centered in Recife, on the northeast coast, Nagle's work investigates how liberation theology attracted followers, and demonstrates why the movement never took hold as predicted.

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Robin Nagle is Assistant Dean of New York University's Graduate School of Arts and Science.

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"This is a splendid, well-written, first-of-its-kind case study of a small but significant chapter in liberation theology's rich and volatile heritage."
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