Crossing Swords: Politics and Religion in Mexico

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byRoderic Ai Camp

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Based on a decade of field research, this work is the first book-length, scholarly examination in English of the role of Catholicism in Mexican society since the 1970s through 1995, and the increasing political activism of the Catholic church and clergy. It is also the first analysis ofchurch-state relations in Latin America that incorporates detailed interviews of numerous bishops and clergy and leading politicians about how they see each other and how religion influences their values. It is also the first analysis of the Mexican Catholic Church which uses national surveyresearch to examine Mexican attitudes toward religion, Christianity, and Catholicism, and provides the first inside look at the decision-making process of bishops at the diocesan level.

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Based on a decade of field research, this work is the first book-length, scholarly examination in English of the role of Catholicism in Mexican society since the 1970s through 1995, and the increasing political activism of the Catholic church and clergy. It is also the first analysis ofchurch-state relations in Latin America that incor...

Roderic Ai Camp is at Tulane University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.49 × 6.46 × 1.5 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195107845

ISBN - 13:9780195107845

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"...[Camp's] conclusions yield new and important insights into Mexican attitudes toward religion, the decision-making apparatus of the Church, and how politicians and the clergy view one another...[a] pioneering book..."--Mexican Studies