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This chapter traces the trajectory of two major dissenting movements in Latin America and the Caribbean in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. The second half of the article examines the rise of Pentecostalism in Latin America, with particular attention to dynamic and dissenting characteristics, most notably its plastic theology, organic approach to church planting and leadership, and its obverse relationships with Catholic Liberation Theology. Protestantism is not a religion indigenous to Latin America. But although the number of Protestants in Latin America was very small until the s—in no place did Protestants number more than 5 per cent of the total population—the faith nonetheless has a long history in the region. Historically, the advance of Protestantism in Latin America has been tied negatively to the expansion of the political and economic hegemony of Protestant nations, specifically Great Britain and the United States.
Indeed, nearly one-in-five Latin Americans now describe themselves as Protestant, and across the countries surveyed majorities of them self-identify as Pentecostal or belong to a Pentecostal denomination. With nearly million followers worldwide, including many in Africa and Latin America, Pentecostalism is now a global phenomenon. But present day Pentecostalism traces its origins to a religious revival movement that began in the early 20 th century. We asked Andrew Chesnut , professor of religious studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, to discuss how and why Pentecostalism has grown so dramatically in Latin America in recent years. The interview has been edited for clarity and condensed. Why have we seen this shift in Latin America in recent decades away from Roman Catholicism and toward Pentecostal Protestantism?
American evangelicalism dates back to the New England Puritans. The possible theological, psychological and socio-economic explanations for such practices are outlined in detail. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Human Nature and the Purpose of Existence. Our guidance on balancing your personal beliefs, on concerns such as abortion, with those of your patients. There are very few core Jewish beliefs. There are PDF files of the ,
About Follow Donate. Demographic Study. The wide collection of cross-national Pew Research Center surveys analyzed in this report on age gaps in religious commitment can also be used to look at the ways religious observance varies among all adults — defined as people ages 18 and older — in different parts of the world. The four standard measures of religious commitment affiliation, importance of religion, worship attendance and frequency of prayer used in this report may not be equally suitable for all religious groups.
While there are diverse interpretations of Christianity which sometimes conflict,   they are united in believing that Jesus has a unique significance. The term "Christian" used as an adjective is descriptive of anything associated with Christianity or Christian churches , or in a proverbial sense "all that is noble, and good, and Christ-like. According to a Pew Research Center survey, there were 2.
Pentecostal Beliefs And Practices Pdf. In August, authorities arrested 23 Christians in Asmara. English PDF2. Late 20th century America saw the dramatic emergence of evangelicalism in public life, a marked shift.
There are between million and 1 billion Protestants worldwide,         [a] among approximately 2. In European countries which were most profoundly influenced by the Reformation, Protestantism still remains the most practiced religion. Changes in worldwide Protestantism over the last century have been significant. Protestantism is growing in Africa ,    Asia ,    Latin America ,   and Oceania ,   while remaining stable or declining in Anglo America  and Europe ,   with some exceptions such as France ,  where it was legally eradicated after the abolition of the Edict of Nantes by the Edict of Fontainebleau and the following persecution of Huguenots , but now is claimed to be stable in number or even growing slightly. In , the largest Protestant denominational families were historically Pentecostal denominations Other denominations accounted for
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