This book renders visible the logic of religious and political entanglements between the Americas by tracing and interpreting exemplary developments and conflicts in a historical arc of suspense between two major religious events in 1916 and 2016. The author, in certain cases, does not shy away from an appropriate dose of polemics. The religious and political entanglements have changed; their explosive power remains.
Heinrich W. Schäfer is a sociologist of religion and a theologian. Member of the Center for Inter-American Studies, co-founder of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Research on Religion and Society (CIRRuS).