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By David Smilde

Evangelical Protestantism has arguably turn into the fastest-growing faith in South the US, if now not the realm. For converts, it emphasizes strength of mind and gives a community of communal help, which jointly have helped many triumph over substance abuse, keep away from crime and violence, and unravel courting difficulties. yet can humans easily choose to think in a faith due to the advantages it reportedly offers? in accordance with vast fieldwork between Pentecostal males in Caracas, Venezuela, this wealthy city ethnography seeks a proof for the explosion of Evangelical Protestantism, unraveling the cultural and private dynamics of Evangelical conversion to teach how and why those males make the alternative to transform, and the way they arrive to place confidence in a brand new process of ideals and practices.

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