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Christianity in Latin America
A History

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  • Date Published: November 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521863292

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  • Christianity has had an undeniable impact on Latin America, which has in turn transformed Christianity itself. Focusing on this mutually constitutive relationship, Christianity in Latin America presents the important encounters between people, ideas, and events of this large, heterogeneous subject. This book offers an accessible and engaging review of the history of Christianity in Latin America with a widely ecumenical focus to foster understanding of the various forces shaping both Christianity and the region.

    • Covers the often neglected long colonial period and stretches to consider current issues in Roman Catholicism and Pentecostalism
    • Focuses on the lives of the believers for a more detailed exploration
    • Written in an engaging narrative style ideal for students
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    "Ondina and Justo Gonzalez provide a good general overview of the history of Christianity in Latin America...Gonzalez and Gonzalez summarize the depth and complexity of Latin American Christian history in a single, digestible volume." --Matthew Aaron Tennant, University of Oxford: Anglican Theological Review

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    • Date Published: November 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521863292
    • length: 344 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 157 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Foundations
    2. The arrival of Christianity
    3. The shaping of faith
    4. Reform movements
    5. The church in turmoil
    6. The church's new place
    7. Protestant immigrants
    8. An expanding Protestant presence
    9. Catholicism after Vatican II
    10. Pentecostalism and autochthonous movements
    11. By way of conclusion.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Christianity in Latin America
    • Civilizations of the Andes
    • Cultures of Brazil
    • Global Christianity
    • History of Christian Missions
    • History of Global Christianity
    • History of Latin America to 1825
    • Latin American Civilization
    • Liberation Theology in the Chilean Context
    • Liberation Theology of Latin America
    • New World Rituals and Ideologies
    • Religion and society in Latin America
    • Survey of Latin American History 2
    • The Church in Latin America
    • Theo & Christian Beliefs-Liberation Theologies
  • Authors

    Justo L. González, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia
    Ondina E. González is visiting professor at Agnes Scott College and Emory University. She is co-editor of the forthcoming Raising an Empire: Children in Early Modern Iberia and Colonial Latin America.

    Ondina E. González, Agnes Scott College, Decatur
    Justo L. González has taught historical theology at various institutions, including Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and Columbia Theological Seminary. For the past thirty years, he has developed programs for the theological education of Hispanics. His numerous books on church history have been translated into several languages and are widely used throughout the world.

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