Abstract

As one moves from the social science literature of religion and politics to the literature of women's movements in Latin America, the "silence is deafening" regarding the phenomenon of Pentecostalism, a movement primarily made up of women. This article argues that Pentecostalism does fit into the newer analyses of feminism and women's movements in the region in a much-needed interdisciplinary approach. The research is a literature review reinforced by field study in Central America. Pentecostalism provides an arena where women help each other and can learn civic skills to participate in fledgling democracies in Latin America.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1542-4278
Print ISSN
0023-8791
Pages
pp. 169-186
Launched on MUSE
2003-04-03
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived
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