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TitleEncyclopedia of Latin American Religions [electronic resource] / edited by Henri Gooren
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Connect tohttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08956-0
Descript 1200 p. online resource

SUMMARY

This encyclopedia provides an overview of the main religions of Latin America and the Caribbean, both its centralized transnational expressions and its local variants and schisms. These main religions include (but are not limited to) the major expressions of Christianity (Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Pentecostalism, Mormonism, and Jehovah’s Witnesses), indigenous religions (Native American, Inuit, Quechua, Aymara, Guaraní, Maya, etc.), syncretic Christianity (including Afro-Brazilian religions like Umbanda and Candomblé and Afro-Caribbean religions like Vodun and Santería), other world religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam), transnational New Religious Movements (Rastafarianism, Scientology, Unification Church, Hare Krishna, New Age, etc.), and new local religions (Brazil’s Igreja Universal, La Luz del Mundo from Mexico, etc.)


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