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By Paul Freston

In Latin the United States, evangelical Protestantism poses an expanding problem to Catholicism's fashioned spiritual hegemony. whilst, the sector is likely one of the most widely democratic open air the West, regardless of frequently being classified as 'underdeveloped.' students disagree no matter if Latin American Protestantism, as a fast-growing and predominantly lower-class phenomenon, will motivate a political tradition that's repressive and authoritarian, or if it's going to have democratizing results. Drawing from quite a number resources, Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Latin the United States presents case experiences of 5 nations: Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. The individuals, frequently students dependent in Latin the United States, deliver first hand-knowledge to their chapters. the result's a groundbreaking paintings that explores the connection among Latin American evangelicalism and politics, its impacts, manifestations, and clients for the future.

Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Latin America is one among 4 volumes within the sequence Evangelical Christianity and Democracy within the worldwide South, which seeks to respond to the query: What occurs whilst a revivalist faith in response to scriptural orthodoxy participates within the risky politics of the 3rd international? At a time whilst the global-political effect of one other revivalist and scriptural faith - Islam - fuels vexed debate between analysts across the world, those volumes provide an strange comparative point of view on a severe factor: the customarily flamable interplay of resurgent faith and the constructing world's risky politics.

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