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For example, in Peru, Adventists are the largest non-Catholic denomination. 14. See Edward Cleary, “Shopping Around: Questions about Latin American Conversions,” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 28, no. 2 (2004): 50–54. Also see Anthony Gill, “Protestant Problems, What Protestant Problems? The Coming of the Golden Age of Catholicism in Latin America,” paper presented at the Workshop on Contemporary Challenges to Catholicism in Latin America, Notre Dame University, October 2–3, 2003.

But for those deemed worthy of inclusion in the inner circle (based on willingness to participate in more demanding and different religious rituals), a radical break with the past and the adoption of “an understanding” which applies and reapplies the new religious worldview to all events and circumstances is a necessary precursor to full conversion. In each case, the new conversion discourse implies a radical break with the past, but one that allows a continuing location for past beliefs and practices.

37. David Stoll, Between Two Armies in the Ixil Towns of Guatemala (New York: Columbia University Press, 1993); John Burdick, Looking for God in Brazil: The Progressive Catholic Church in Urban Brazil’s Religious Arena (Berkeley: University of California Press, U N D E R S TA N D I N G C O N V E R S I O N I N T H E A M E R I C A S 31 1993); Cecilia Mariz, Coping with Poverty: Pentecostals and Christian Base Communities in Brazil (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1994). 38. See Elizabeth Brusco, “The Reformation of Machismo: Asceticism and Masculinity among Colombian Evangelicals,” in Rethinking Protestantism in Latin America, ed.

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