Journals Higher Education

$105.00

Hardcover

01 May 1997

232 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195106718


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The Soul of Development

Biblical Christianity and Economic Transformation in Guatemala

Amy L. Sherman

Religion in America

Ever since Max Weber started an argument about the role of Protestantism in jump-starting northern Europe's economic development, scholars have clashed over the influence of religion and culture on a society's (or an individual's) economic prospects. Today, many wonder whether the "explosion" of Protestantism in Latin America will effect a similar wave of growth and democratization. In this book, Sherman compiles the results of her field study and national survey of 1000 rural Guatemalan households. She offers persuasive evidence that, in Guatemala and throughout the region, religious world-views significantly influence economic life.

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