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Power, Politics, And Pentecostals In Latin America

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By Edward L Cleary, Hannah Stewart-Gambino


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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 introduce

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Pentecostals, Prominence, and Politics, 2 Pentecostals, Politics, and Public Space in Latin America, 3 Pentecostalism and Women in Brazil, 4 Private Power or Public Power: Pentecostalism, Base Communities, and Gender, 5 Interchurch Relations: Exclusion, Ecumenism, and the Poor, 6 Chilean Pentecostalism: Coming of Age, 7 Pentecostalism, Conversions, and Politics in Brazil, 8 Guatemalan Pentecostals: Something of Their Own, 9 Bricando el Charco/Jumping the Puddle: A Case Study of Pentecostalism's Journey from Puerto Rico to New York to Allentown, Pennsylvania, 10 The Sound of Tambourines: The Politics of Pentecostal Growth in El Salvador, 11 Pentecostals and Evangelicals in Venezuela: Consolidating Gains, Moving in New Directions, 12 Latin American Pentecostals: Old Stereotypes and New Challenges

About the Authors

Edward L. Cleary is professor of Latin American studies at Providence College. Hannah W. Stewart-Gambino is associate professor of government at Lehigh University.

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