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God and Production in a Guatemalan Town

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Since the late 1970s, Protestantism has emerged as a major force in the political and economic life of rural Guatemala. Indeed, as Sheldon Annis argues in this book, Protestantism may have helped tip Guatemala's guerrilla war in behalf of the army during the early 1980s.

But what is it about Protestantism--and about Indians-- that has led to massive religious conversion thr
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Paperback, 197 pages
Published January 1st 1988 by University of Texas Press (first published January 1st 1987)
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Tim Hoiland
God and Production in a Guatemalan Town (University of Texas Press) was written by Sheldon Annis 25 years ago, and focuses on the rise of Protestantism in Guatemala by honing in on social and economic trends in San Antonio Aguas Calientes, a small village near Antigua, a big tourist town in Guatemala.

There’s a lot less God than production in the book’s pages. The author himself concedes as much, but I was disappointed with that lopsidedness nonetheless. Throughout the book Annis attributes the r
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Mike
May 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book was a reference source in "Beyond Missionairies" and I thought it a good idea to check it out. The book provided some insights, but is not necessarily a required addition to "Beyond Missionaries: Toward an Understanding of the Protestant Movement in Central America". The author provided insight into technique and the use of regression analysis to support correlation between variables, but sample sizes were small. I thought it a worthwhile read.
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