Evangelicalism and Masculinity

Evangelicalism and Masculinity : Faith and Gender in El Salvador

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The explosion of the Evangelical movement in Latin America beginning in the last half of the 20th century has changed the face of a continent. Many men have redefined themselves through a religious conversion to Evangelicalism, which challenges notions of machismo. This book explores why they would choose to do so. While they abandon drinking, promiscuity, domestic violence, and aggression, Evangelical converts maintain a strict set of gender roles, which they perceived as a divine mandate. This dramatic change is made possible through the device of an Evangelical Worldview, experienced and lived as cosmic narrative that obligates a Christian masculinity.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 158 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 272.15g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 2 tables
  • 0739168681
  • 9780739168684
  • 2,110,995

About Jose Leonardo Santos

Jose Leonardo Santos is assistant professor of social science at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, Minnesota.show more

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This provocative book explores the often under-represented topic of religion and masculinity in ways that raise thoughtful and challenging questions. Written by an anthropologist of Salvadoran religious culture, this book provides an insightful discussion and ethnographic details of the religious construction of the how and why of male identity, and the variable forms it may take in the future. -- Harold J. Recinos, Southern Methodist Universityshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Religion and Gender Chapter 3: The Evangelical Worldview Story Chapter 4: Evangelical Masculinity Chapter 5: Catholic and Evangelical Worlds Chapter 6: Evangelical Narrativesshow more

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