By Kevin Lewis O'Neill

ISBN-10: 0520260627

ISBN-13: 9780520260627

ISBN-10: 0520260635

ISBN-13: 9780520260634

In Guatemala urban at the present time, Christianity is not just a trust system--it is a counterinsurgency. Amidst postwar efforts at democratization, multinational mega-churches have conquered road corners and kitchen tables, guiding the trustworthy to construct a sanctified urban brick by way of brick. Drawing on wealthy interviews and wide fieldwork, Kevin Lewis O'Neill tracks the tradition and politics of 1 such church, how neo-Pentecostal Christian practices became acts of citizenship in a brand new, politically suitable period for Protestantism. concentrating on daily practices--praying for Guatemala, conversing in tongues for the soul of the state, organizing prayer campaigns to wrestle remarkable degrees of crime--O'Neill unearths that Christian citizenship has re-politicized the devoted as they try to appreciate what it skill to be a believer in a desperately violent critical American urban. cutting edge, imaginitive, conceptually wealthy, City of God reaches throughout disciplinary borders because it illuminates the hugely charged, evolving dating among faith, democracy, and the nation in Latin America.

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