ISER Notebooks No. 11

The Pope in Brazil: sociological aspects

João Paulo II traveled through Brazilian society following an exhausting journey and was received with such intensity that when he left, he left us all, in fact, with a feeling of exhaustion.

In what follows this study, Arno Vogel analyzes it as a whole, asking whether by the meaning our sociological imagination lends The figure of a religious leader who introduces himself to us as someone who visits us. Clodovis Boff discusses the speeches having as an implicit frame of reference the differences that mark Latin American Catholic thought. And the equationipe who accompanied the Pope in the Vidigal favela tried to understand above all the way in which the residents mobilized to receive him and how they interpreted what happened.

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