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Pentecostals Politics and Religious Equality in Argentina


Mar 15 5:15 PM - Mar 15 6:30 PM

A public lecture by Hans Geir Aasmundsen, University of Bergen, Norway:

In Argentina, Pentecostalism had a breakthrough in the early 1980s, and today more than 10 percent of the population are Pentecostals. The revival coincided with a socio-political transformation of Argentinean society. After half a century of dictatorships and Perónism, democracy was restored, and structural changes paved the way for an autonomization of the political, economic, scientific and religious spheres. The “new” form of society that developed resembles what in this study is called a Western model, which to a large degree has been, and still is, spread on a global scale. In this presentation, which is based upon his recent monograph – Pentecostals, Politics, and Religious Equality in Argentina (Brill, 2016) – Aasmundsen examines global, region and local aspects of Argentinian Pentecostalism while emphasizing the religious sphere and how Pentecostals relate to society at large, and the political and judicial spheres in particular.

Contact: Patricia Alba

Website: http://www.latam.ufl.edu/calendar/events/2017/pentecostals-politics-and-religious-equality-in-argentina.html

Location: Grinter 376

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