Power, Politics, And Pentecostals In Latin America

1st Edition

Edward L Cleary, Hannah Stewart-Gambino

Routledge
Published October 25, 1996
Textbook - 271 Pages
ISBN 9780813321295 - CAT# K373855

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Summary

Today over forty million Latin Americans classify themselves as Protestant, of which the overwhelming majority belong to some form of Pentecostalism. The rapid dissemination of Pentecostal beliefs has produced vibrant alternatives to traditional dominant culture and changed relations within the family, locality, and workplace. This volume introduces broad issues in the Pentecostal movement, including gender relations, political power and organization, and inter-Pentecostal and ecumenical relations. These themes are then examined more specifically in the country case studies, which address the historical foundations of the Pentecostal movement, patterns of and explanation for its growth, and the consequences of its expanding presence, including increased political influence.

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