MASTER ON BOTANY
POST-DOCTOR ON ANTHROPOLOGY AND HISTORY
OS MANSOS HERDARÃO A TERRA - estudo etnobotânico de uma área rural protestante (2004)
The growing interest in the use of medicinal herbs emerges as a countercultural alternative in response to the official system that is not always effective against the evils that afflict the city man. In the rush of daily life, time must be found to stop and listen to the simple peasant and rediscover in his experience the meekness necessary to heal the problems of body and spirit.
A collection of knowledge of a protestant community in southern Minas Gerais about the plants and their uses, with botanical descriptions, preparation and application of each plant.
Edition sold out.
PROTESTANTISMO RURAL - magia e religião convivendo pela fé (2014)
Sintony, living in harmony. Religion is imbued with the beauty and simplicity of magic in the practices and wisdom of the simple peasant. A man who sees God at all times and in all circumstances of his life, who understands himself as an integral part of creation and understands nature as an active agent of divine will. Amid the difficulties of toil in the field, it will not be the dogmas of the official religion that will bring strength and comfort, but the faith that brings the hope of rain and fruit, and that makes room for the action of man in cooperation with the God's move.
A profound study of rural Protestantism developed in the Brazilian redneck belt regions, which merged with pre-existing popular beliefs in the social imaginary of these regions, developing with its own characteristics.
A LIBERTAÇÃO DE CATIVOS SOB O MANTO DE NOSSA SENHORA DOS REMÉDIOS (2016)
Starting in 1197, with the creation of the Order of the Holy Trinity for the Liberation of Captives, by the pious French priest, João da Mata and his companion, Felix de Valois, the book tells the story of devotion to Our Lady of Remedies and its strong connection. with the ideal of captive release. The book follows the path of the Order of the Holy Trinity from France to Portugal and then to Brazil, always focused on the practice of mercy and the rescue of captives, first among Moors and Christians, later indigenous and enslaved Africans. It reports the action of the abolitionists in Sao Paulo under the invocation of Our Lady of Remedies and the Trinitarian ideals. Based on research conducted in Brazil, Portugal, Spain, France and the Vatican Secret Archive.
Edition sold out.
CONGRESSO DO PANAMÁ 1916 E AS MISSÕES PROTESTANTES NA AMÉRICA LATINA (2017)
Result of the reflections held during the symposium "Panama 1916-2016 - Centenary of a Pioneer Missionary Congress" held by the Protestantism Study Group of Mackenzie Presbyterian University.
It has some communications given in it, as well as three texts by Brazilians participants in the 1916 Congress, Eduardo Carlos Pereira, Alvaro Reis and Erasmo Braga, two of them first published in Portuguese.
NOVAS PERSPECTIVAS SOBRE O PROTESTANTISMO BRASILEIRO (1a edição 2008 / 2a edição 2010)
Collection of texts that aims to make a polysemic reading of historical Protestantism in Brazil. From different theoretical and thematic perspectives its authors offer the reader a panoramic view of this religious universe, at the same time throbbing, challenging, so little known by those outside these "camps of faith".
I sign the chapter entitled "Rural Protestantism: A Genuinely Brazilian Protestantism" where I highlight the main features of this peculiar Protestantism formed in the country redneck belt.
NOVAS PERSPECTIVAS SOBRE O PROTESTANTISMO BRASILEIRO V.2 (2013)
This second volume seeks to explore a specific aspect of this reality in Brazil: the decline of the established denomination (Catholicism), the stagnation and retreat of other denominational denominations (Protestantism), and the exponential growth of intimate and autonomous expressions (Pentecostalism).
I sign with the theologian Danilo da Silva Cunha the chapter "Snowball: a contemporary Pentecostal phenomenon", an anthropological analysis of a church of this denomination in the city of São Paulo.
PROTESTANTISMO E RELIGIOSIDADE BRASILEIRA (2012)
A collection of texts designed to collaborate with the good reflection of theology and the sciences of religion on subjects that in many situations are forgotten among Christians in general, demonstrating the beauty of evangelical religious thinking.
I sign the chapter "An anthropological analysis of the symbols of the Presbyterian Church of Brazil."
PSICOLOGIA SOCIAL DA CONVERSÃO RELIGIOSA (2013)
At this moment of unprecedented religious effervescence, this work is undoubtedly destined to become a classic on this subject. And soon it will become a reference work for all who are dedicated to understanding the relationships between beliefs and their influences on human behavior. It is a work intended for scholars of the human and social sciences who intend to broaden their knowledge on this subject and contribute to better clarify the opinion makers about the phenomenon of conversion in the great religions of Brazil.
In this book I make a broad study of the implantation and growth of Islam in Brazil in the chapter "Islam: neither conversion nor adherence. Reversal!"
O LIVRO DA BÍBLIA (2018)
How did God speak to men through his prophecies? What does the parable of the workers in the vineyard teach? What Does the Holy Trinity Mean? By examining the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, this book explores and analyzes the key passages, events, and teachings contained in one of the most important religious texts in the world.
Written in clear language, the book contains relevant scripture quotations and features consistent graphics detailing the central ideas, recurring themes, and key figures of the Old and New Testaments, making this book the perfect guide for anyone interested in Christianity, or in Christianity. religiosity in general.
Prepared under my theological and anthropological advice.