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Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Latin America
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Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Latin America

Paul Freston

Abstract

This book seeks to answer the question: What happens when a revivalist religion based on scriptural orthodoxy participates in the volatile politics of the Third World? Is the result a democratic politics of the ballot box, or is it more like an authoritarian politics of command from on high? Does the evangelical faith of the Bible hinder or promote a politics of the ballot box? At a time when the global-political impact of another revivalist and scriptural religion—Islam—fuels vexed debate among analysts the world over, this book aims to offer an unusual comparative perspective on a critical i ... More

Keywords: Third World, scriptural orthodoxy, Islam, resurgent religion, Latin American, Protestantism, Catholicism, evangelicalism, Brazil

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195174762
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174762.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Freston, editor
São Carlos University

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