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North American Forum for Small Christian Communities.

Small Christian Communities.

Small Christian Community Research & Twinning Project.

In the Library: Articles

Alvarez, Sonia. "Women's participation in the 'people's church': a critical appraisal," Feminist Studies 16,1 (sum 1990).

Berryman, Philip. "Basic Christian communities & the future of Latin America," Monthly Review 36,3 (7-8/84):27-40.

Brassloff, Audrey. "Ver, julgar, agir: past & future of the comunidades eclesiais de base in Brasil," in Earle & Griffin (eds.) Portuguese, Brazilian & African Studies (Warminster, 1995), pp. 311-18.

Bruneau, Thomas C. "Basic Christian communities in Latin America: their nature & significance," in D.H. Levine (ed.) Churches & Politics in Latin America (Beverly Hills: Sage, 1979), pp. 225-37.

__________. "The Catholic Church & development in Latin America," World Development (7-8/80).

__________. "Brazil: the Catholic Church & basic Christian communities," in D.H. Levine (ed.) Religion & Political Conflict in Latin America (Chapel Hill: U. of North Carolina, 1986), pp. 106-23.

Castro, Emilio. "Basic Christian communities: missions without missions," International Review of Missions 68 (7/79):225-318.

Comblin, Jose. "Brazil: base christian communities in the Northeast," in G. Cook (ed.) New Face of the Church in Latin America (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1994), pp. 202-25.

Deelen, Gottfried. "The Church on its way to the people: Basic Christian communities in Brazil," Cross Currents 30,4 (win 1980-81):385-408.

Gallo, Jeanne. "Basic ecclesial communities: a new model of Church," in O. Costa (ed.) One Faith, Many Cultures (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1988), pp. 96-112.

Healey, Joseph G. "Let the basic Christian communities speak," Missiology (1/83).

Hewitt, Warren E. "Maria Ferreira dos Santos," in Beezley & Ewell (eds.) The Human Tradition in Latin America: The 20th C. (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1987), pp. 245-57.

__________. "Myths & realities of liberation theology: the case of basic Christian communities in Brazil, " in Rubenstein & Roth (eds.) Liberation Theology (Washington, 1988), pp. 135-55.

Holliday, Joyce. "Leaven of the people: the witness of base communities," Sojourners (12/80).

Ireland, Rowan. "Catholic base communities, spiritist groups, & the deepening of democracy in Brazil," in S. Mainwaring & A. Wilde (eds.) The Progressive Church in Latin America (Notre Dame IN: Notre Dame, 1989), pp. 224-50.

Kramer, Jane. "Letter from the Elysian Fields," New Yorker (3/2/87):40-75.

Libanio, J.B. "Experiences with the base ecclesial communities in Brazil," Missiology 8 (7/80):319-38.

Lorscheider, Aloisio. "Basic ecclesial communities in Latin America," African Ecclesial Review 19 (6/77):142-48.

Maciel, Creuza. "Grassroots communities: a new way of being & living as church," in E. Cleary (ed.) Born of the Poor (Notre Dame, 1990), pp. 99-103.

Morris, Fred B. "Face-off with the bishops," Christian Century (12/2/93):1093-95.

Opazo Bernales, Andrés. "Las condiciones sociales de surgimiento de una Iglesia popular," Estudios Sociales Centroamericanos 33 (9-12/82):273-312.

Patai, Daphne. "A nun's tale: practicing liberation theology," Massachusetts Review 27,3-4 (fall-win 86):531-56.

Ruether, Rosemary Radford. "Basic Christian communities: renewal at the roots," Christianity & Crisis (9/21/81):234-55.

Sand, Faith A. & William Cook. "Winds of change in Latin America: a first-hand look at how grassroots Christian communities are sweeping through the church," The Other Side (4/80):14-19.

Sanks, T. Howland & Brian H. Smith. "Liberation ecclesiology: praxis, theory, praxis," Theological Studies 38,1 (3/77).

Teixeira, Francisco Luiz Couto. "Basic Christian communities in Brazil," in E. Dussel (ed.) The Church in Latin America, 1492-1992 (NY, 1992), pp. 403-18.

Theije, Marjo de. "CEBs & Catholic charismatics in Brazil," in C. Smith & J. Prokopy (eds.) Latin American Religion in Motion (NY, 1999), pp. 111-24.

Vink, N. "Base communities & urban social movements: a case study of the Metalworkers' strike of 1980 in São Bernardo, Brazil," in Slater (ed.) New Social Movements & the State in Latin America (Amsterdam, 1985).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Adriance, Madeleine Cousineau. Opting for the Poor: Brazilian Catholicism in Transition (Kansas City: Sheed & Ward, 1986).

__________. Promised Land: Base Christian Communities & the Struggle for the Amazon (Albany: SUNY, 1995).

Azevedo, Marcello de C. Basic Ecclesial Communities in Brazil: The Challenge of a New Way of Being Church [1986] (Washington, 1986).

Barbé, Dominique. Grace & Power. Base Communities & Nonviolence in Brazil [1982] (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1987).

Barreiro, Alvaro. Basic Ecclesial Communities: The Evangelization of the Poor (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1982).

Betto, Frei. O que é comunidade eclesial de base? (São Paulo, 1981).

Boff, Leonardo. Ecclesiogenesis: The Base Communities Reinvent the Church (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1986).

__________ & Virgilio Elizondo (eds.) Iglesia Popular (Concilium 176)

Burdick, John. Looking for God in Brazil: The Progressive Catholic Church in Urban Brazil's Religious Arena (Berkeley: U. of California, 1993).

Cook, Guillermo. The Expectation of the Poor: Latin American Basic Ecclesial Communities in Protestant Perspective (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1985).

Darling, Barbara A. & Jack Ventura. Creating Small Christian Communities: Minimum Structure, Maximum Life (St. Paul MN: Good Ground, 19??).

Dawson, Andrew. The Birth & Impact of the Base Ecclesial Community & Liberation Theological Discourse in Brazil (Lanham MD, 1998).

Fernandes, Msgr. Luis. Cómo se hace una comunidad eclesial de base (México, 1986).

Fragoso, Dom Antonio B. Face of a Church: A Nascent Church of the People in Cratéus, Brazil [1982] (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1987).

Hebblethwaite, Margaret. Basic is Beautiful: Basic Ecclesial Communities from Third World to First World (London: Fount, 1993).

__________. Base Communities: An Introduction (Mahwah NJ: Paulist, 1994).

Hewitt, Warren E. Base Christian Communities & Social Change in Brazil (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 1991).

Hug, James E. (ed.) Tracing the Spirit: Communities, Social Action & Theological Rebellion (NY: Paulist, 1983).

Mariz, Cecelia Loreto. Coping with Poverty: Pentecostals & Christian Base Communities in Brazil (Philadelphia: Temple, 1994).

National Secretariat for Hispanic Communities. Guidelines for Establishing Basic Church Communities in the US (Liguori MO, 1981).

O'Halloran, James. Living Cells: Developing Small Christian Community (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1984).

Puleo, Mev. The Struggle is One: Voices & Visions of Liberation (Albany : SUNY, 1994).

Shaull, Richard. Heralds of a New Reformation: The Poor of South & North America (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1984).

Torres, Sergio & John Eagleson (eds.) The Challenge of Basic Christian Communities (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1982).

Vásquez, Manuel A. The Brazilian Popular Church & the Crisis of Modernity (NY: Cambridge, 1998).

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