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Counter The global expansion of evangelical Christianity is one of the most important religious developments in recent decades, but its political dimension is little studied by the comparative literature on religion and world politics. Paul Freston's book is a pioneering comparative study of the political aspects of the new mass evangelical Protestantism of sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and parts of Asia. The book examines twenty-seven countries from the three major continents of the Third World, burrowing deep into the specificities of each country's religious and political fields, but keeping in view the need for cross-continental comparisons. The conclusion looks at the implications of evangelical politics for democracy, nationalism and globalisation. This unique account of the politics of global evangelicalism will be of interest across disciplines and in many different parts of the world.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Evangelicalism Political aspects Africa, Sub-Saharan, Christianity and politics Africa, Sub-Saharan, Evangelicalism Political aspects Asia, Christianity and politics Asia, Evangelicalism Political aspects Latin America, Christianity and politics Latin America