Edited by Bettina E. Schmidt and Steven Engler
Published by Brill (2016)
Approx 450 pages
The Brill Handbook of Contemporary Religions in Brazil provides an unprecedented overview of Brazil’s religious landscape. It offers a full, balanced and contextualized portrait of contemporary religions in Brazil, bringing together leading scholars from both Brazil and abroad, drawing on both fieldwork and detailed reviews of the literatures. For the first time a single volume offers overviews by leading scholars of the full range of Brazilian religions, alongside more theoretically oriented discussions of relevant religious and culture themes. This Handbook’s three sections present specific religions and groups of traditions, Brazilian religions in the diaspora, and issues in Brazilian religions (e.g., women, possession, politics, race and material culture).
Contributors: Ênio Brito, Fernando Giobellina Brumana, John Burdick, Leonildo Silveira Campos, Stefania Capone, Cristina Maria de Castro, Graciela Chamorro, R. Andrew Chesnut, Daniel Clark, Andrew Dawson, Steven Engler, Silas Guerriero, Kelly E. Hayes, Andreas Hofbauer, Artur Cesar Isaia, David Clark Knowlton, Ricardo Mariano, Paula Montero, Mark Münzel, Ari Pedro Oro, Emily Pierini, Paulo Barrera Rivera, Cristina Rocha, Roger Sansi, Clara Saraiva, Bettina E. Schmidt, Rafael Shoji, Vagner Gonçalves da Silva, Carlos Alberto Steil, Marta F. Topel, Frank Usarski, and Gillian Watt.