Peasants and Religion: A Socioeconomic Study of Dios Olivorio and the Palma Sola Religion in the Dominican Republic

1st Edition

Mats Lundahl, Jan Lundius

Routledge
Published November 18, 1999
Reference - 800 Pages
ISBN 9780415174114 - CAT# RU17176
Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

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Summary

This book examines the relationship between economics, politics and religion through the case of Olivorio Mateo and the religious movement he inspired from 1908 in the Dominican Republic. The authors explore how and why the new religion was formed, and why it was so successful. Comparing this case with other peasant movements, they show ways in which folk religion serves as a response to particular problems which arise in peasant societies during times of stress.

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