European University Institute Library

New centers of global evangelicalism in Latin America and Africa, Stephen Offutt

This book shows that new centers of Christianity have taken root in the global south. Although these communities were previously poor and marginalized, Stephen Offutt illustrates that they are now socioeconomically diverse, internationally well connected, and socially engaged. Offutt argues that local and global religious social forces, as opposed to other social, economic, or political forces, are primarily responsible for these changes.--, Provided by publisher
Table of contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. A new way of thinking about a global faith; 2. Historical sketches of El Salvador and South Africa; 3. Encountering transnational religious social forces; 4. Exercising local influence: an entrepreneurial approach; 5. The social contours and global reach of the new centers of global evangelicalism: enlarging organizations, exporting religion, and creating social stratification; 6. New strategies of public engagement: integrated political engagement, increasing social engagement, and shifting beliefs; Conclusion
Literary form
non fiction
Physical description
1 online resource (xiv, 192 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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