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Competitive spirits : Latin America's new religious economy

Author: R Andrew Chesnut
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For over four centuries the Catholic Church enjoyed a religious monopoly in Latin America in which potential rivals were repressed or outlawed. Latin Americans were born Catholic and the only real choice they had was whether to actively practice the faith. Taking advantage of the legal disestablishment of the Catholic Church between the late 1800s and the early 1900s, Pentecostals almost single-handedly built a new  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Andrew Chesnut
ISBN: 019516184X 9780195161847
OCLC Number: 123206388
Description: vi, 189 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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). 1. Introduction: The New Temples of Religious Pluralism --
2. One True Faith: Four Centuries of Religious Monopoly --
3. Cornering the Market: An Anatomy of Pentecostal Success --
4. Preferential Option for the Spirit: The Catholic Charismatic Renewal --
5. Entrepreneurial Spirits: Religions 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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This text shows how the development of religious pluralism has radically transformed the "spiritual economy" of Latin America. In order to thrive in this new religious economy, says Chesnut, Latin  Read more...

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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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