The Rebirth of Latin American Christianity

Paperback | February 17, 2014

byTodd Hartch

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Predominantly Catholic for centuries, Latin America is still largely Catholic today, but the religious continuity in the region masks great changes that have taken place in the past five decades. In fact, it would be fair to say that Latin American Christianity has been transformeddefinitively in the years since the Second Vatican Council. Religious change has not been obvious because its transformation has not been the sudden and massive growth of a new religion, as in Africa and Asia. It has been rather a simultaneous revitalization and fragmentation that threatened,awakened, and ultimately brought to a greater maturity a dormant and parochial Christianity. New challenges from modernity, especially in the form of Protestantism and Marxism, ultimately brought forth new life.In The Rebirth of Latin American Christianity, Todd Hartch examines the changes that have swept across Latin America in the last fifty years, and situates them in the context of the growth of Christianity in the global South.

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Predominantly Catholic for centuries, Latin America is still largely Catholic today, but the religious continuity in the region masks great changes that have taken place in the past five decades. In fact, it would be fair to say that Latin American Christianity has been transformeddefinitively in the years since the Second Vatican Coun...

Todd Hartch is Assistant Professor of History at Eastern Kentucky University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:February 17, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199843139

ISBN - 13:9780199843138

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Rise of Protestantism2. Large Scale Evangelism and the Catholic Response3. Origins and Development4. Prophetic Christianity in Brazil and Chile5. The Heartland of Pentecostalism6. Charismatic Catholicism7. Catholic Action and Base Ecclesial Communities8. The New Ecclesial Movements9. Universal Christianity10. From Latin America to the Ends of the EarthConclusion