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When Men Walk Dry: Portuguese Messianism in Brazil

Myscofski, Carole A.

Description

This book examines the nature of messianic movements by studying a specific case history. Carole Myscovski argues that underlying any single messianic movement is a messianic tradition that draws together messianic and related religious beliefs, rituals, and social structures. She traces the Luso-Brazilian messianic tradition from its origins in sixteenth century Portugal to its flowering in colonial Brazil to its expression in three nineteenth century messianic movements. Challenging sociopolitical and psychological analyses that reduce religious activity to proto-nationalism or psychosis, Myscofski establishes a historical model for investigating messianic movements in general, while providing new information about a little known Brazilian religious tradition.

Additional Information

  • Paperback
  • 209 Pages
  • Published: January 1988
  • ISBN: 1555402577
  • Series: Academy

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