Pentecostals, Politics, and Religious Equality in Argentina

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Hans Geir Aasmundsen
Religion in the Americas
  • Boston, MA: 
    Brill
    , November
     2016.
     275 pages.
     $132.00.
     E-Book.
    ISBN
    9789004325043.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

In Argentina, Pentecostalism had a breakthrough in the early 1980s, and today more than 10 per cent of the population are Pentecostals. The revival coincided with a socio-political transformation of Argentinean society. After half a century of dictatorships and Perónism, democracy was restored, and structural changes paved the way for an autonomisation of the political, economic, scientific and religious spheres. The “new” form of society that developed resembles what in this study is called a Western model, which to a large degree has been, and still is, spread on a global scale. In this book, Aasmundsen examines the religious sphere and how Pentecostals relate to society at large, and the political and judicial spheres in particular.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Hans Geir Aasmundsen is currently a researcher at UiB Global, the University of Bergen, Norway. He has published on the socio-political aspects of global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism. Latest publications include the environment, mission and human rights as well as holistic mission.

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