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New book on Religious Pluralism and Ethnicity in Guatemala

Divided by Faith and Ethnicity

Andrea Althoff, German Society of European Academies, Germany.

In a unique approach, this book analyzes the spread of Pentecostal Christianity and the growth of indigenous revitalization movements. It explores the roles ethnicity and ethnic identities play in contemporary processes of religious pluralism. It is particularly relevant to those interested in the growth of the Protestant Pentecostal and neo-Pentecostal movements, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, and the indigenous Maya movement in Guatemala.


The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems – both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics. Due attention is given to paradigmatic case or comparative studies that exhibit a clear theoretical orientation with the empirical and historical data of religion and such aspects of religion as ritual, the religious imagination, constructions of tradition, iconography, or media. In addition, the formation of religious communities, their construction of identity, and their relation to society and the wider public are key issues of this series.


Gustavo Benavides, Villanova University

Kocku von Stuckrad, University of Groningen

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Indiana University, Bloomington

We welcome proposals for the series! Please contact Dr. Alissa Jones Nelson, Acquisitions Editor for Religious Studies, in the first instance:


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