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The Rise of Charismatic Catholicism in Latin America

Edward L. Cleary


Much has been made of the dramatic rise of Protestantism in Latin America. Many view this as a sign that Catholicism's primacy in the region is at last beginning to wane. Overlooked by journalists and scholars has been the parallel growth of Charismatic, or Pentecostal, Catholicism in the region. This book offers the first comprehensive treatment of this movement, revealing its importance to the Catholic Church as well as the people of Latin America. Catholic Charismatics have grown worldwide to several hundred million, among whom Latin Americans number approximately 73 million participants. T ... More

Keywords: Catholicism, Charismatic Catholicism, Pentecostal Catholicism, Latin America, United States, migration, Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Latin American scholars, social scientist, Dominican missionary, Catholic movement, expansion, controversy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813036083
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813036083.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward L. Cleary, author
Providence College / Stanford University