Religião & Sociedade
Print version ISSN 0100-8587
CAMPOS, Leonildo Silveira. O discurso acadêmico de Rubem Alves sobre "protestantismo" e "repressão": algumas observações 30 anos depois. Relig. soc. [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.2, pp. 102-137. ISSN 0100-8587. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-85872008000200006.
In 1979, there was published one of the first pieces of critic writings about Brazilian Protestantism. Its author was Rubem Alves, then a Presbyterian theologian, a professor of philosophy, and a psychoanalyst. Using the language of political philosophy, he presented a text that would become a classic in the study of Brazilian Protestantism: "Protestantism and Repression." To do this he created an ideal type, "right doctrine Protestantism," and developed his own methodology, inspired by phenomenology. Today, almost 30 years later, a second edition has appeared with the title "Religion and Repression." The present article, taking as its point of departure the Sociology of Knowledge and the proposals of Pierre Bourdieu, seeks to describe the Brazilian religious situation in which this book arose and the political and intellectual context, discussing the epistemology and the methodology employed by Alves in putting together his work.
Keywords : Protestantism; Repression; Rubem Alves; Religion in Brazil; Sociology of Religious Scientist.