Religions of the World

Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions

Editors: Gooren, Henri (Ed.)

  • A comprehensive reference that covers all major religions, beliefs and practices in Latin America
  • Views Latin American religions in dynamic interaction with other religions of Latin American origin and with religions which did not originate in Latin America but have been a lasting feature of its religious landscape
  • Takes into account the growing influence and role of the Diaspora in understanding Latin American religious traditions and religious identity
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About this book

This encyclopedia provides an overview of the main religions of Latin America and the Caribbean, both its centralized transnational expressions and its local variants and schisms. These main religions include (but are not limited to) the major expressions of Christianity (Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Pentecostalism, Mormonism, and Jehovah’s Witnesses), indigenous religions (Native American, Maya religion), syncretic Christianity (including Afro-Brazilian religions like Umbanda and Candomblé and Afro-Caribbean religions like Vodun and Santería), other world religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam), transnational New Religious Movements (Scientology, Unification Church, Hare Krishna, New Age, etc.), and new local religions (Brazil’s Igreja Universal, La Luz del Mundo from Mexico, etc.).

About the authors

Henri Gooren is a Dutch cultural anthropologist working especially on conversion and Pentecostalism, Protestantism, Mormonism, and Roman Catholicism in Latin America.  His main books are Rich among the Poor (1999) and Religious Disaffiliation and Conversion: Tracing Patterns of Change in Faith Practices (2010).  Gooren conducted Templeton-sponsored research on the Pentecostalization of religion and society in Paraguay and Chile in 2010-12.  He published 20 chapters in books and 17 articles in journals, such as Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Exchange, Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, PentecoStudies, and Dialogue.  Gooren is affiliated with Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. 

Buy this book

eReference ca. $599.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • Due: September 15, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-27078-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Print ca. $599.00
price for USA in USD
  • Due: September 15, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-27077-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Print + eBook ca. $729.00
price for USA in USD
  • Due: September 15, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-28571-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions
Editors
  • Henri Gooren
Series Title
Religions of the World
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eReference ISBN
978-3-319-27078-4
Print ISBN
978-3-319-27077-7
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-319-28571-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
1600
Number of Illustrations and Tables
50 b/w illustrations, 100 illustrations in colour
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