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CH504: Modern Church History & Latin America
Transcript of CH504: Modern Church History & Latin America
Religious expectations are centered on “miraculous” or “spectacular events.”
Catholic Renewal aka Catholicism’s brand of Pentecostalism appeals most to religious consumer tastes in Latin American
Protestantism influenced by American Tel-Evangelists The Church and Politics Clergy ceases to take center stage in politics
The Catholic Church repositions itself in and out of the political and social realm
Catholic & Protestant unite over moral issues The Catholic Conflict Liberal/Progressive Conservative/Traditional Tailor Catholicism to the social and economic needs of the common people.
forgiving on issues as poverty, contraception, abortion, and AIDS.
Example: Brazil – handing out condoms in attempt to curve predicting AIDS spike Enforce adherence to the long-established precepts of the Catholic Church
Catholic Church may have to make a choice to either alter policies or continue to see a steady decline in membership and participation. Statistics According to Pew's 2011 Global Christianity report 39% of Catholics world-wide live in Latin America
Latin America's 2010 Catholic population: 425, 490,00
72% of Latin America's population is Catholic
Argentina has the 11th largest Roman Catholic population in the world, numbering 31,020,000. This means 76.8% of the population is Catholic. Pope Alexander VI
1492-1503 The Treaty of Tordesillas Isabella of Castile
1474-1504 Ferdinand the Catholic
1452-1516 1484 – 1566 “The Indians… were totally deprived of their freedom and were put in the harshest, fiercest most horrible servitude and captivity which no one who has seen it can understand. Even bests enjoy more freedom when they are allowed to graze in the fields. But our Spaniards gave no such opportunity to Indians and truly considered them perpetual slaves… I sometimes came upon dead bodies on my way, and upon others who were grasping and moaning in their death agony repeating, ‘Hungry, hungry.’ And this was the freedom, the good treatment and the Christianity the Indians received.” Bernadino de Sahagun (1500 – 1590) Pope Francis The End Latin America prior to 1500--Steve Suiter
Latin America: 1600-1800--Matthew Pittman
Latin America: 1800-2000--Ashley Baldwin de Henriquez
Modern Day Latin America--Missy Patterson Sturd
Missionaries and Leaders--Allen O'Brien
Audio Production--Kyle Shevlin “There have been threats, arrests, tortures, murders, numbering in the hundreds and thousands....
But it is important to note why [the Church] has been persecuted. Not any and every priest has been persecuted, not any and every institution has been attacked. That part of the church has been attacked and persecuted that put itself on the side of the people and went to the people's defense. Here again we find the same key to understanding the persecution of the church: the poor.” Oscar Romero