Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (April 11, 2008)
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In Latin the USA, evangelical Protestantism poses an expanding problem to Catholicism's common non secular hegemony. while, the sector is likely one of the most widely democratic outdoors the West, regardless of usually being classified as 'underdeveloped.' students disagree even 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 more than a few resources, Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Latin the United States offers case experiences of 5 international locations: Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. The participants, customarily students established in Latin the US, carry first hand-knowledge to their chapters. the result's a groundbreaking paintings that explores the connection among Latin American evangelicalism and politics, its affects, manifestations, and customers for the future.Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Latin the USA is one in all 4 volumes within the sequence Evangelical Christianity and Democracy within the international South, which seeks to reply to the query: What occurs whilst a revivalist faith in response to scriptural orthodoxy participates within the unstable politics of the 3rd global? At a time whilst the global-political impression of one other revivalist and scriptural faith - Islam - fuels vexed debate between analysts across the world, those volumes supply an strange comparative standpoint on a serious factor: the usually flamable interplay of resurgent faith and the constructing world's risky politics.