Latin American Christianity to be topic of April 10 lecture

Author: Kyle Chamberlin


Daniel Levine, a visiting fellow in Notre Dames Kellogg Institute for International Studies, will deliver a lecture titledFutures of Christianity in Latin Americaat 12:30 p.m. April 10 (Tuesday) in Room C-103 of theHesburghCenteron campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Highly regarded for his studies ofLatin America, Levine will speak on the trajectory of Christianity in the region in the context of new trends. He will examine likely and possible changes within Catholicism, the new landscape of religious competition, and the impact these transformations have on politics and civil society. The impact of violence, particularly relevant in Latin American political history, also will be discussed.

The James Orin Murfin Professor of Political Science at theUniversityofMichigan, Devine earned his doctorate fromYaleUniversity. He is spending the spring 2007 semester in residence at the Kellogg Institute.

Levine is the author ofPopular Voices in Latin American CatholicismandConstructing Culture and Power inLatin Americaas well as numerous scholarly articles. His project at the Kellogg Institute explores the long-term implications social and political developments may hold for the relation of religion to the culture and practice of democracy inLatin America.

* Contact: * _Kelly Roberts, Kellogg Institute, 574-631-9184,

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