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NEIRA FERNANDEZ, GERMÁN. Popular latin american catholic religion: dialectics of interpretations (1960-1980). Theol. Xave. [online]. 2011, vol.61, n.171, pp. 203-240. ISSN 0120-3649.
Based on the contributions from researchers on different disciplines (sociologists, anthropologists, historians, philosophers, and theologians), the author identifies three lines of interpretation: modernization line, fair social change line, and cultural line. He follows the guidelines from the methodical proposal of the Canadian philosopher and theologian Bernard Lonergan in order to formulate a critical, wide, and deep dialogue with the diverse interpretations and theories regarding the popular Latin American Catholic religion in the period from 1960 to 1980.
Keywords : Popular religion; Catholicism; interpretations; history; Latin America; dialogue; dialectics.