HIS 363K • CHURCH AND STATE IN LATIN AMER
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
This course traces the history of Church-state relations and religious politics in modern Latin America with special emphasis on the nineteenth to early twentieth-century periods. Special emphasis will also be placed on some of the more significant case studies (e.g., Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela). During the course we will examine topics such as the relations between the new Latin American republics (and their churches) and Rome; changes in Church-state relations across the region; the social and educational influence of the Catholic clergy; the emergence of Latin American anticlericalisms and state churches; and the counter-development of popular devotions, social Catholicism, and Catholic political parties.
Essays and/or reading papers; extended group project (research paper and presentation)
Justo L. González and Ondina E. González, Christianity in Latin America: a History (Cambridge, 2007) Austin Ivereigh, The politics of religion in an age of revival (London, 2000) Martin Austin Nesvig, Religious cultures in modern Mexico (Lanham, 2007)