Born Again in Brazil: The Pentecostal Boom and the Pathogens of Poverty by R. Andrew ChesnutBorn Again in Brazil: The Pentecostal Boom and the Pathogens of Poverty by R. Andrew Chesnut

Born Again in Brazil: The Pentecostal Boom and the Pathogens of Poverty

byR. Andrew Chesnut, R. Andrew Chesnut

Paperback | August 1, 1997

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A spiritual revolution is transforming the religious landscape of Latin America. Evangelical Protestantism, particularly Pentecostalism, has replaced Catholicism as the leading religion in thousands of barrios on the urban periphery. But in few Latin American nations have Protestants multiplied as rapidly as in Brazil. What accounts for this rise? Combining historical, political, and ethnographic research, R. Andrew Chesnut shows that the relationship between faith healing and illness in the conversion process is integral to the popularity of Pentecostalism among Brazil's poor. He augments his analysis of the economic and political factors with extensive interview material to capture his informants' conversion experience. In doing so, he presents both a historical framework for a broad understanding of Pentecostalism in Latin America and insight into the personal motivations and beliefs of the crentes themselves.
Title:Born Again in Brazil: The Pentecostal Boom and the Pathogens of PovertyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.51 inPublished:August 1, 1997Publisher:Rutgers University Press

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"For vivid insight, lively narrative and persuasive use of life histories, this is o major piece of ethnography". -- David Martin, University of LondonA spiritual revolution is transforming the religious landscape of Latin America. Evangelical Protestantism, particularly Pentecostalism, has replaced Catholicism as the leading religion in thousands of barrios on the urban periphery. But in few Latin American nations have Protestants multiplied as rapidly as in Brazil. What accounts for this rise?Combining historical, political, and ethnographic research, R. Andrew Chesnut shows that the relationship between faith healing and illness in the conversion process is integral to the popularity of Pentecostalism among Brazil's poor. While providing analysis of the economic and political factors, Chesnut draws on his extensive interview material to capture his informants' conversion experience. In doing so, he both provides a historical framework for understanding Pentecostalism in Latin America and insight into the motivations and beliefs of the crentes themselves.