By Paul Freston

In Latin the US, evangelical Protestantism poses an expanding problem to Catholicism's normal non secular hegemony. whilst, the sector is without doubt one of the most widely democratic outdoor the West, regardless of usually being categorized 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 more than a few resources, Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Latin the USA offers case experiences of 5 nations: Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. The participants, in most cases students established in Latin the USA, convey 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 customers for the future.

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

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