Brasil e os novos atores religiosos da política latino-americana

Translated title of the contribution: Brazil and the new religious actors in Latin American politics

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This chapter analyzes the new relations between religion and politics in Latin America, especially in relation to the new evangelical incursion in party politics, with special emphasis on the case of Brazil. In this sense, it focuses on seven main points: (1) the percentage increase in evangelicals across Latin America, (2) religious motivation to enter party politics, (3) the new neo-Pentecostal theology that underpins this entry into politics, (4) the different forms of political participation of evangelicals on the continent, (5) the three sub-regional models of political participation, (6) the alleged evangelical confessional vote, and (7) the political under-representation of evangelicals in Brazil and in the rest of Latin America.
Translated title of the contributionBrazil and the new religious actors in Latin American politics
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationNovo ativismo político no Brasil
Subtitle of host publicationOs evangélicos do século XXI
EditorsJosé Luis Pérez Guadalupe, Brenda Carranza
Place of PublicationRio de Janeiro
StatePublished - 2020


  • Christianity and politics
  • Evangelicalism


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