The Santa Fe Radio Cafe recently featured Dr. R. Andrew Chesnut, Chair of Catholic Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, in conversation with host Mary-Charlotte.
As you might imagine they get in depth on the topic of Santa Muerte, but the fascinating discussion also covers a number of additional topics of interest including the recent election of Pope Francis, the first Latin American Pope, as well as issues and trends relating to Catholicism & Pentecostalism in Latin America & Brazil.
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R. Andrew Chesnut is Bishop Walter Sullivan Chair in Catholic Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also the author ofCompetitive Spirits: Latin America’s New Religious Economy (Oxford University Press, 2003) and Born Again in Brazil: The Pentecostal Boom and the Pathogens of Poverty (Rutgers University Press, 1997). He also blogs for the Huffington Post.