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The Rise of Charismatic Catholicism in Latin America$
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Edward L. Cleary

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813036083

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813036083.001.0001

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Colombia: Social Justice and Pneuma

Colombia: Social Justice and Pneuma

(p.54) 2 Colombia: Social Justice and Pneuma
The Rise of Charismatic Catholicism in Latin America

Edward L. Cleary

University Press of Florida

In contrast to many other Latin American countries, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal thrived in a country which exhibited perhaps the least amount of religious competition. This country was Colombia. A twenty-year review of religion in Colombia shows that the number of Protestants in the country comes to about 4 percent, of whom Pentecostals are presumed to constitute about half. Nonetheless, competition appeared to be at a high pitch with numerous Pentecostal and evangelical groups in the country vying for attention and for new members in the turbulent environment of civil war and the state's incapacity to protect its citizens. Minuto de Dios, where the Charismatic Renewal movement commenced in the country, was a lower-class area and the Colombian movement maintained a strong allegiance of lower-class members into the 1990s and beyond, shown by Minuto's efforts to extend educational opportunities to the poor, including Uniminuto, its university.

Keywords:   Latin American countries, Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Colombia, Protestants, Uniminuto

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