Born-again Protestantism in South and Central America is expected to attract one-quarter to one-third of the population by early in the twenty-first century. The diverse case studies in this volume explore facets of the movement such as the role of women, the connection with Catholic mysticism, the politics of supposedly conservative evangelical missionaries, and the implications for existing patterns of authority. Virginia Garrard-Burnett is Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Latin American Studies and Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin. David Stoll has taught at New York University and is the author of three other books, including "Is Latin American Turning Protestant?"
David Stoll has taught at New York University and is the author of three other books, including Is Latin American Turning Protestant?
Introduction: Rethinking Protestantism in Latin America -- David Stoll 1. Struggling Against the Devil: Pentecostalism and Social Movements in Urban Brazil -- John Burdick 2. The Crentes of Campo Alegre and the Religious Construction of Brazilian Politics -- Rowan Ireland 3. Brother Votes for Brother: The New Politics of Protestantism in Brazil -- Paul Freston 4. Protestantism in El Salvador: Conventional Wisdom versus the Survey Evidence -- Kenneth M. Coleman, Edwin Eloy Aguilar, Jose Miguel Sandoval, and Timothy J. Steigenga 5. The Reformation of Machismo: Asceticism and Masculinity among Colombian Evangelicals -- Elizabeth Brusco 6. Shifting Affiliations: Mayan Widows and Evangelicos in Guatemala -- Linda Green 7. Religious Mobility and the Many Words of God in La Paz, Bolivia -- Lesley Gill Conclusion: Is This Latin America's Reformation? -- Virginia Garrard-Burnett Bibliography About the Contributors Index