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Tongues of fire : the explosion of Protestantism in Latin America

Author: David Martin
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, USA : Blackwell Publishers, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A sociological examination of the spread of Evangelical Protestantism to Latin America. David Martin focuses in particular on the clash between the ideals of personal and cultural development  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Martin
ISBN: 0631189149 9780631189145 063117186X 9780631171867
OCLC Number: 27895596
Notes: Originally published in 1990.
Description: xiii, 352 pages
Contents: Part 1 Historical genealogies and theoretical background: Anglo and Latin - rival civilizations, alternative patterns; the Methodist model - Anglo-American cultural production reproduced in Latin America. Part 2 Latin America - history and contemporary situation: profiles of evangelical advance in Latin America; Brazil - largest society and most dramatic instance; the Southern cone - Chile and the Argentine contrasted; smaller contrasting societies - Ecuador, El Salvador, Gautemala and Mexico. Part 3 Comparisons and parallels: Carribean comparisons - Jamaica and Trinidad, Puerto Rico and Haiti; instructive parallels - South Korea and South Africa. Part 4 Re-formations: new spiritual communications - healings and tongues, songs and stories; conversions - transformations and turning points; Protestantism and economic culture - evidence reviewed; the body politic and the spirit - evidence reviewed. Part 5 Conclusions: the argument summarized and extended.
Responsibility: David Martin ; with a foreword by Peter Berger.

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