Religion and Politics in a Global Society: Comparative Perspectives from the Portuguese-Speaking World

October 15, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Berkley Center third floor conference room Map

The Portuguese colonial experience left a lasting impression on the cultural, religious, and political dynamics in the former colonies. Religion and Politics in a Global Society: Comparative Perspectives from the Portuguese-Speaking World, edited by Paul Christopher Manuel, Alynna Lyon, and Clyde Wilcox, explores this colonial legacy, bringing together scholars from a variety of disciplines and theoretical schools.  

In this roundtable discussion, three contributors to the volume offered in-depth case studies on Brazil, India, East Timor and Portugal—societies connected by a shared colonial past and common cultural and sociolinguistic characteristics. They examined questions on how faith and culture interrelate, and how the various national experiences might resonate with one another. The roundtable provided a deeper understanding of the Lusophone global society, as well as the larger field of religion and politics.

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