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Central America: Coffee to Caravans -- 4/29/21 Daypass -- Religion in Central America After 1960
I first discuss Catholicism after 1960. Next, I discuss the boom of Protestantism, especially Pentecostalism, from 0 to 20, 30, or even 40% in some countries. I also briefly discuss the spectacular membership explosion of Mormonism, which I studied firsthand in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. The final major change in the Central American religious landscape is the rise of the no religion category, going up from near 0 to 4-10% in only 40 years. Henri Gooren (PhD Anthropology, Utrecht University, the Netherlands) is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of Religious Studies at Oakland University in Rochester MI. His books are Rich among the Poor (1999), Religious Disaffiliation and Conversion: Tracing Patterns of Change in Faith Practices (2010), and the Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions (ed. 2019). Gooren publishes extensively on conversion models and on multiple religions in Latin America: 12 encyclopedia entries, 17 book chapters, and 19 journal articles.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Category : Series 5 - Central America - Coffee to Caravans
Date(s) : 04/29/2021
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30AM
Location : Online
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED