Native Evangelism in Central Mexico
Publication Year: 2014
Published by: University of Texas Press
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H. Nutini has been acquainted with evangelism since his survey of the Tlaxcala-Pueblan Valley and the Sierra de Puebla during the summer of 1958, and his and J. Nutini’s survey of the Córdoba- Orizaba region in 1969. We did not investigate evangelism...
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The field research on which this book is based owes its existence to a series of small grants. From the University of Pittsburgh we received two grants from the Center of Latin American Studies, and one from each of the following funding...
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By “native evangelism” we denote dissent movements turning away from Catholicism, as well as doctrinal and organizational dissent from American Protestant evangelist derivations. The Pentecostal, Seventh-Day Adventist, and Jehovah’s Witnesses...
1. Analytical Framework of the Study
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As there are no ethnographies of native evangelist congregations, the central concern of this book is an ethnographic study of two congregations belonging to two native evangelists sects: one established twenty-four years ago and in the process of expansion...
2. The Theology and Teleology of Amistad y Vida (Cristianos)
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Amistad y Vida (Cristianos) had its beginning in Mexico City. It was started in 1982 by the Presbyterian minister Robert Mayers, with the help of Mr. and Mrs. Pardillo; they formed the fi rst congregation, which quickly grew to more than two...
3. Cristianos: The Structure and Material Organization of the Congregation
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Like its teleology and theology, the formal organization of the cult of Amistad y Vida is quite streamlined; the most structured rites and ceremonies take place during the weekly Sunday services. But there is also a large ritual and ceremonial complex...
4. La Luz del Mundo: Theology, Teleology, and Ideology
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La Luz del Mundo (LLDM) was founded in 1926 by Eusebio Joaquín González in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León. Eusebio Joaquín was born in Colotlán, Jalisco, and fought in the early stages of the Revolution of 1910. According to the official...
5. La Luz del Mundo: Structure and Ritual-Ceremonial Organization of the Congregation
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In this chapter we analyze the organization of the cult of La Luz del Mundo (LLDM), its ritualism and ceremonialism, the process of evangelist enculturation, and the life of the congregation as molded by the beliefs and dogmas of the sect. The...
6. The Process of Conversion: Antecedent Factors and Results
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A great deal has been written about Catholics converting to Protestant evangelism in most Latin American countries: the early work of Willems (1967), Lalive D’Spinay (1969), Boff (1982), and Bastián (1983); the more recent work of Annis...
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This book has presented a description and analysis of two native evangelist sects in central Mexico. It discusses the organization of the congregations, their methods and techniques of proselytism, doctrinal beliefs and worldview, theological and...
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Page Count: 213
Publication Year: 2014