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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Latin America.

Subjects:

  • Evangelicalism -- Political aspects -- Latin America,
  • Democracy -- Religious aspects -- Christianity,
  • Christianity and politics -- Latin America

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

Statementedited by Paul Freston.
SeriesEvangelical Christianity and democracy in the Global South
ContributionsFreston, Paul.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBR1642.L29 E93 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3415675M
ISBN 100195174763, 0195308034
ISBN 109780195174762, 9780195308037
LC Control Number2005031887

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