Gustavo Morello, SJ, on Lived Religion in Latin America Today

- (9:30 - 11pm)

College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA 01610
United States

Gustavo Morello, SJ

Gustavo Morello, SJ, associate professor of sociology at Boston College, reports on an extensive three-year study of lived religion in Córdoba, Argentina; Lima, Peru; and Montevideo, Uruguay. By choosing not to focus strictly on attendance, adherence and affiliation as measures of religiosity, his research team noted how religious practice is pluralized, diverse and can occur everywhere. There are no “exclusive” secular or religious spaces, objects or times, and religious practices are not circumscribed to “the religious” but hold deep personal meaning for the believer.

His talk is sponsored by the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion Ethics and Culture at the College of the Holy Cross. It is one of the Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity and part of the McFarland Center’s global initiative on Catholics & Cultures.

Read more in the Journal of Global Catholicism

Gustavo Morello, SJ, "Catholicism in Context: Religious Practice in Latin America," Journal of Global Catholicism 6, no. 1 (Fall 2021): 46-63, DOI: 10.32436/2475-6423.1104.