Neo-Pentecostalism in Latin America: Contribution to a Political Anthropology of Globalisation

By analysing the new religious movements – namely neo-protestant evangelical currents – the authors examines how isolated individuals try to fit globalisation and what the new religious communities contribute the nation and politics. They show how religion becomes a market product, how religion and community life is merchandised by these religious movements -which properly fit globalisation -, and how religious fundamentalism generates political fundamentalism.