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Detlef Pollack and Gergely Rosta

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198801665

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198801665.001.0001

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Charismatic, Pentecostal, and Evangelical Movements in Europe, the US, and Brazil

Charismatic, Pentecostal, and Evangelical Movements in Europe, the US, and Brazil

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(p.356) 12 Charismatic, Pentecostal, and Evangelical Movements in Europe, the US, and Brazil
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Religion and Modernity
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Detlef Pollack

Gergely Rosta

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198801665.003.0018

The growth of Evangelical Protestantism and Pentecostalism is widely regarded as a potent argument against the validity of secularization theory. To explain this growth, Chapter 12 draws on theoretical approaches to analysing new social movements, which allows an expansion of the repertoire of explanations concerning religious change and a testing of alternatives to the models provided by secularization theory. To explain the worldwide growth and relative resilience of the Evangelical and Pentecostal movements, the chapter identifies a number of conditions and explanatory factors: cultural and social confirmation, religious syncretism, social deprivation, and the widespread magical worldview and broadly accepted spiritistic beliefs in Latin American countries that are conducive to the acceptance of Pentecostal experiences and healing rituals.

Keywords:   Pentecostalism, Charismatic movement, Evangelicalism, Latin America, religious syncretism, social deprivation

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