The Soul of Development: Biblical Christianity and Economic Transformation in Guatemala [NOOK Book]

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This book examines the astounding recent growth of Protestantism in Central America and the social and economic consequences it has had for life in the region. Author Amy Sherman centers on a much debated issue: to what extent do the burgeoning evangelical populations of Latin America have an affinity for democratic capitalism? She chooses Guatemala as the focus of her study because of its significant evangelical population. Basing her work on information gathered during a field study, as well as a major national...
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The Soul of Development: Biblical Christianity and Economic Transformation in Guatemala

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Overview

This book examines the astounding recent growth of Protestantism in Central America and the social and economic consequences it has had for life in the region. Author Amy Sherman centers on a much debated issue: to what extent do the burgeoning evangelical populations of Latin America have an affinity for democratic capitalism? She chooses Guatemala as the focus of her study because of its significant evangelical population. Basing her work on information gathered during a field study, as well as a major national survey of one thousand rural Guatemalan households, Sherman seeks to discover how converts to Protestant Christianity seem to differ from their neighbors. She argues that when the poor of Guatemala embrace orthodox Christianity - as evangelicals or Roman Catholics - and leave behind the fatalistic localism of folk-Catholicism, or "Christo-paganism," they do indeed adopt new patterns of thinking and behaving which are demonstrably conducive to socio-economic advancement: This provocative study should be of great interest to students and scholars in the fields of religion, sociology, economic development, Latin American studies, and Third World development.
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"An excellent contribution to our understanding of the relationship between religion and development."—Peter Berger, Boston University

"The writing is crisp and very clear as to its basic approach and evaluational standpoint. The organization of the argument is likewise clear....A genuine extension of our knowledge on a matter of contemporary debate."—David Martin, London School of Economics and Political Science and author of Tongues of Fire.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195355482
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1997
  • Series: Religion in America Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 762 KB

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Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, DC
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Table of Contents

Glossary
Introduction 3
Pt. I Setting the Context
1 Locating the Argument 21
2 Latin American Protestantism and Economic Development 38
3 Cristo-paganism Described and Analyzed 51
Pt. II Orthodoxy and Economic Transformation
4 Worldview and Socioeconomic Development: The Evidence Explained 73
5 Outback Journeys: The Evidence Experienced 97
Pt. III Orthodoxy and Democratic Capitalism
6 Evangelicals and Civic Culture 129
7 The Evangelicals' Alternative Communitarianism 147
Conclusion: A Third Reformation? 160
Appendixes 171
Notes 187
Bibliography 205
Index 211
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