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Born Again in Brazil : The Pentecostal Boom and the Pathogens of Poverty

Born Again in Brazil : The Pentecostal Boom and the Pathogens of Poverty - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0813524061

Cover of Born Again in Brazil : The Pentecostal Boom and the Pathogens of Poverty 97 (ISBN 978-0813524061)
ISBN13: 978-0813524061
ISBN10: 0813524067
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Published: 1997
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Born Again in Brazil : The Pentecostal Boom and the Pathogens of Poverty - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0813524061

R. Andrew Chesnut

ISBN13: 978-0813524061
ISBN10: 0813524067
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

As spiritual revolution is transforming the religious landscape of Latin America. Evangelical Protestantism, particularly Pentecostalism, has replaced Catholicism as the leading religion in thousands of barrios on the urban periphery. But in few Latin American nations have Protestants multiplied as rapidly as in Brazil. What accounts for this rise?

Combining historical, political, and ethnographic research, R. Andrew Chesnut shows that the relationship between faith healing and illness in the conversion process is integral to the popularity of Pentecostalism among Brazil's poor. While providing analysis of the economic and political factors, Chesnut draws on his extensive interview material to capture his informants' conversion experience. In doing so, he both provides a historical framework for understanding Pentecostalism in Latin America and insight into the motivations and beliefs of the crentes themselves.

Author Bio

Chesnut, R. Andrew : University of California-Los Angeles

R. Andrew Chesnut received his Ph.D. in Latin American history at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently a lecturer there.




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