Bettina E. Schmidt, Ph.D. (1995) and habilitation (2001) in cultural anthropology at Marburg University, is Professor of Study of Religions at University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Director of the Religious Experience Research Centre in Lampeter.
Steven Engler, Ph.D. (1999) is Professor of Religious Studies at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Affiliate Professor of Religion at Concordia University in Montréal, and Professor Colaborador at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. See http://stevenengler.ca.
Contributors are: Ênio Brito, Fernando Giobellina Brumana, John Burdick, Leonildo Silveira Campos, Stefania Capone, Cristina Maria de Castro, Graciela Chamorro, R. Andrew Chesnut, Daniel Clark, Andrew Dawson, Steven Engler, Silas Guerriero, Kelly E. Hayes, Andreas Hofbauer, Artur Cesar Isaia, David Clark Knowlton, Ricardo Mariano, Paula Montero, Mark Münzel, Ari Pedro Oro, Emily Pierini, Paulo Barrera Rivera, Cristina Rocha, Roger Sansi, Clara Saraiva, Bettina E. Schmidt, Rafael Shoji, Vagner Gonçalves da Silva, Carlos Alberto Steil, Marta F. Topel, Frank Usarski, and Gillian Watt.
Brazilianists, Latin Americanists, and all interested in Religion in the Americas, in global Christianity, in African and Asian religious diasporas, and in the issues covered (e.g., gender, politics, race, material culture).
'The book is an excellent instrument for scholars interested in the Brazilian religious scenarios and in the growing diversity of different religions in the large social religious market. It also is an excellent methodological instrument for those who wish to study religion as a concept that changes its meaning and significance in different contexts and to study as well the different approaches to religious phenomena that are not limited only to Europe and European scholarship.'
Antonio Genivaldo Cordeiro de Oliveira1, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, International Journal of Latin American Religions 1 (2017)