Toward an Understanding of the Protestant Movement in Central America
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of Pages: 160
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
Although many consider Central America a thoroughly Catholic region, Protestant organizations based in the United States began in the 1970s to send missionaries to Latin America in a concerted effort to convert Catholics to Protestantism. In this penetrating analysis of the social and political implications of Protestantism, focusing particularly on the fast-growing Pentecostal groups, Hallum provides a thorough overview of this complex phenomenon.
Hallum's excellent account of Protestantism in Central America takes us beneath the stereotypes to reveal a dynamic indigenous movement. A work with startling insights about the sources of evangelical growth in Central America. -- Allen D. Hertzke, Assistant Director and Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Presidential Professor Anne Hallum provides a valuable service to the study of religion and politics in Latin America. I recommend this book to anyone interested in religion and politics in Central America. -- Anthony J. Gill, University of Washington; author of Rendering Unto Caesar Hallum is asking many of the right questions... Students of missiology will be stimulated... -- Karla Ann Koll Missiology: An International Review The work is refreshingly written. The careful, sensitive assessments reveal an author sympathetic with her subject, with affection for the region and its people. Hallum successfully disposes of a number of myths and generalizations. She correctly recognizes the complexity of the data and the marked differences. Her chapters are enlightened... conclusions compelling... A superbly comprehensive study... -- David F. Bridgman Missiology: An International Review Beyond Missionaries is an excellent book. It is concise, clearly written, carefully researched, and provocative. Hallum's analysis is richly complex and easy to read...careful and balanced. Anyone interested in religion on Latin America shouldread this book... -- Robert D. Woodberry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill [An] illuminating book... This is most useful for the researcher CHOICE Beyond Missionaries is an excellent book. It is concise, clearly written, carefully researched, and provocative. Hallum's analysis is richly complex and easy to read...careful and balanced. Anyone interested in religion on Latin America should read this book. -- Robert D. Woodberry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill