All Religions are Good in Tzintzuntzan Paperback

Evangelicals in Catholic Mexico

by Peter S. Cahn;

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All Religions are Good in Tzintzuntzan

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Since the 1960s, evangelical Christian denominations have made converts throughout much of Roman Catholic Latin America, causing clashes of faith that sometimes escalate to violence. Yet in one Mexican town, Tzintzuntzan, the appearance of new churches has provoked only harmony. Catholics and evangelicals alike profess that "all religions are good," a sentiment not far removed from "here we are all equal," which was commonly spoken in the community before evangelicals arrived.In this paradigm-challenging study, Peter Cahn investigates why the coming of evangelical churches to Tzintzuntzan has produced neither the interfaith clashes nor the economic prosperity that evangelical conversion has brought to other communities in Mexico and Latin America. Drawing on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, he demonstrates that the evangelicals' energetic brand of faith has not erupted into violence because converts continue to participate in communal life, while Catholics, in turn, participate in evangelical practices. He also underscores how Tzintzuntzan's integration into global economic networks strongly motivates the preservation of community identity and encourages this mutual borrowing.At the same time, however, Cahn concludes that the suppression of religious difference undermines the revolutionary potential of religion.

All Religions are Good in Tzintzuntzan by Peter S. Cahn was published by University of Texas Press in October 2003. The ISBN for All Religions are Good in Tzintzuntzan is 9780292701755.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherUniversity of Texas Press (October 2003)
Number of Pages214
Thickness12 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1191292
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