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Competitive spirits : Latin America's new religious economy

Author: R Andrew Chesnut
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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R. Andrew Chesnut shows how the development of religious pluralism over the past half-century has radically transformed the "spiritual economy" of Latin America. In order to thrive in this new religious economy, says Chesnut, Latin American spiritual "firms" must develop an attractive product and know how to market it to popular consumers. Three religious groups, he demonstrates, have proven to be the most skilled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Chesnut, R. Andrew.
Competitive spirits.
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002012188
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Andrew Chesnut
ISBN: 9780195161847 019516184X 9786610532759 6610532753
OCLC Number: 252603698
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 189 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction: the new temples of religious pluralism --
2. One true faith: four centuries of religious monopoly --
3. Concerning the market: an anatomy of pentecostal success --
4. A preferntial option for the spirit: the Catholic charismatic renewal --
5. Entrepreneurial spirits: religious of the African Diaspora --
6. Practical consumers: the success of Pneumacentric religion among women --
7. Conclusion: Ex Uno Plura (Out of one, Many).
Responsibility: R. Andrew Chesnut.

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...an ambitious book that draws upon an impressive array of research on religion in Latin America. * Stephen Selka, Hispanic American Historical Review * ... commendably ambitious, short and Read more...

 
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