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The Rebirth of Latin American Christianity

Todd Hartch

Abstract

As the demographic center of Christianity has shifted to the global South, Latin America has become one of the most important regions in the world for both Catholicism and Protestantism. This book shows that despite facing serious problems that had the potential to marginalize the religion, Christianity in the region has been revitalized in several ways since 1950. Military governments, urbanization, and widespread poverty posed serious challenges, but the prophetic response of Chile’s bishops, the upbeat music of Brazil’s “singing priests,” and the active faith of millions of other Christians ... More

Keywords: Christianity, Latin America, Pentecostals, Catholicism, Protestantism, missionaries, base ecclesial communities, Brazil, Chile, Focolare

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199844593
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844593.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Todd Hartch, author
Eastern Kentucky University