Tongues of Fire: The Explosion of Protestantism in Latin America

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There are now over 40 million Protestants in Latin America, and the spread there of Evangelical Protestantism since the 1960s from its epicentre in the USA has been a religious and social phenomenon of extraordinary proportions. In "Tongues of Fire" David Martin examines the stages of this spread and looks at the reason for it, taking into account how the religious elements have affected and have been affected by the cultural and political conditions they encountered, in particular the clash between the pacific ideals of personal and cultural development promoted by Protestantism and the ideals of military and of male machismo established in Latin America.

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Now available in paperback, Tongues of Fire deals with one of the most extraordinary developments in the world today - the rapid spread of Evangelical Protestantism in vast areas of the underdeveloped societies, notable Latin America. The growth of Evangelical Protestantism since the 1960's from its epicentre in the United States has been a religious and social phenomenon of extraordinary proportions.

David Martin, one of the world's leading authorities on the sociology of religion, examines this remarkable phenomenon, taking account of how the religious elements have affected and have been affected by the cultural and political conditions and the future of the Americas, but also by those concerned with the relation of religion and social change throughout the contemporary world.

From Library Journal:

Martin, a leading authority in the sociology of religion, here looks at a recent and largely unstudied phenomenon: the rapid growth of evangelicalism in Latin America, in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Central America, and the Caribbean. This growth is compared to similar growth in South Korea and Africa. Martin discusses spiritual gifts and conversions in terms of the changing socioeconomic situation, carefully analyzing the relationship of Anglo-American and Latin American cultures. He notes especially the appeal of Pentecostalism to the newly urbanized poor, to whom it provides a nonintellectual style and a protective network where skills in self-expression and leadership can be developed. An excellent scholarly analysis that is accessible to the average reader and provides a good bibliography as well. Highly recommended.
- C. Robert Nixon, M.L.S., Lafayette, Ind.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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