In Latin the US, evangelical Protestantism poses an expanding problem to Catholicism's normal non secular hegemony. while, the zone is without doubt one of the most widely democratic outdoor the West, regardless of usually being categorized as 'underdeveloped.' students disagree even if Latin American Protestantism, as a fast-growing and predominantly lower-class phenomenon, will inspire a political tradition that's repressive and authoritarian, or if it is going to have democratizing results. Drawing from a number of assets, Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Latin the US offers case experiences of 5 international locations: Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. The individuals, normally students dependent in Latin the US, deliver 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 clients for the future.

Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Latin America is one in all 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 according to scriptural orthodoxy participates within the risky politics of the 3rd global? At a time whilst the global-political influence of one other revivalist and scriptural faith - Islam - fuels vexed debate between analysts across the world, 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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