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SANCHIS, Pierre. The Brazilians' religion.Translated byLetícia Maria Costa da Nóbrega Cesarino. Teor. soc. [online]. 2007, vol.3Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1518-4471.

This article suggests that, behind a great institutional diversity, the Brazilian religious field is crisscrossed by tendencies and modalities of organization which grant it a real homogeneity due to an overall reference to Catholicism, a certain tendency to porosity and mutual contamination of religious identities - constantly suppressed by rationalizing influences struggling for a more rigorous identity -, and the presence of a spiritualistic atmosphere which marks the processes of constructing social subjects. Our working hypothesis is that there exists a fundamental religious dimension, specially strong in the contemporary world and prior to institutional definitions of religion.

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