Latin American Catholicism in an Age of Religious and Political Pluralism: A Framework for Analysis

@article{Hagopian2008LatinAC,
  title={Latin American Catholicism in an Age of Religious and Political Pluralism: A Framework for Analysis},
  author={Frances Hagopian},
  journal={Comparative politics},
  year={2008},
  volume={40},
  pages={149-168}
}
This article identifies and proposes a framework to explain the responses of Latin America’s Roman Catholic churches to a new strategic dilemma posed by religious and political pluralism. Because the church’s goals of defending institutional interests, evangelizing, promoting public morality, and grounding public policy in Catholic social teaching cut across existing political cleavages, Church leaders must make strategic choices about which to emphasize in their messages to the faithful… Expand

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