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Protestantism and Modernity: The Implications of Religious Change in Contemporary Rural Oaxaca

Toomas Gross

in Sociology of Religion

Published on behalf of Association for the Sociology of Religion

Volume 64, issue 4, pages 479-498
Published in print January 2003 | ISSN: 1069-4404
Published online January 2003 | e-ISSN: 1759-8818 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3712337
Protestantism and Modernity: The Implications of Religious Change in Contemporary Rural Oaxaca

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The growing popularity of Protestant churches in Latin America is a phenomenon that is believed to have significant social, political and economic implications. It has even been suggested that Protestantism is for Latin America “a vehicle of modernity.” This paper studies the process of religious change and its implications in the example of indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico, and explores the alleged link between modernity and Protestantism. It will be argued that although Protestantism in rural Mexico has various social implications, its role as the trigger of social change is often exaggerated and the process of religious fragmentation is not necessarily synonymous with the process of modernization.

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