Latin America's growing evangelical movement sparks political and social change


Rethinking Protestantism in Latin America

edited by Virginia Garrard-Burnett and David Stoll

paper EAN: 978-1-56639-103-0 (ISBN: 1-56639-103-2)
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cloth EAN: 978-1-56639-102-3 (ISBN: 1-56639-102-4)
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240 pp 5.5x8.25 22 tables

Born-again Protestantism in South and Central America is expected to attract one-quarter to one-third of the population by early in the twenty-first century. The diverse case studies in this volume explore facets of the movement such as the role of women, the connection with Catholic mysticism, the politics of supposedly conservative evangelical missionaries, and the implications for existing patterns of authority.


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Introduction: Rethinking Protestantism in Latin America – David Stoll
1. Struggling Against the Devil: Pentecostalism and Social Movements in Urban Brazil – John Burdick
2. The Crentes of Campo Alegre and the Religious Construction of Brazilian Politics – Rowan Ireland
3. Brother Votes for Brother: The New Politics of Protestantism in Brazil – Paul Freston
4. Protestantism in El Salvador: Conventional Wisdom versus the Survey Evidence – Kenneth M. Coleman, Edwin Eloy Aguilar, José Miguel Sandoval, and Timothy J. Steigenga
5. The Reformation of Machismo: Asceticism and Masculinity among Colombian Evangelicals – Elizabeth Brusco
6. Shifting Affiliations: Mayan Widows and Evangélicos in Guatemala – Linda Green
7. Religious Mobility and the Many Words of God in La Paz, Bolivia – Lesley Gill
Conclusion: Is This Latin America's Reformation? – Virginia Garrard-Burnett
About the Contributors


About the Author(s)

Virginia Garrard-Burnett is Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Latin American Studies and Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin.

David Stoll has taught at New York University and is the author of three other books, including Is Latin American Turning Protestant?

Contributors: Edwin Eloy Aguilar, Elizabeth Brusco, John Burdick, Kenneth M. Coleman, Paul Freston, Lesley Gill, Linda Green, Rowan Ireland, José Miguel Sandoval, Timothy J. Steigenga, and the editors.

Subject Categories

Latin American/Caribbean Studies


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