Monday, March 13, 2017

Author Request - Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions

David Stewart and I have been tasked as section editors for the upcoming Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions. We are looking for qualified authors who have expertise in regards to Latter-day Saint, Seventh-Day Adventist, and/or Jehovah's Witness history, growth, and current issues within individual countries in Latin America. All entries will be attributed to authors although no remuneration would be provided. Please email me at if you are interested in helping with this project.


Tom said...

Jason Dormady is an expert on Mexican Mormonism. I think he teaches at a University in Texas but I can't recall which one.

Tom said...

Ok just googled it and he might now be teaching at eastern Washington university.

Eduardo said...

Best of luck with this, God bless. I did a paper for a UCLA professor about Church growth in Chile and Brazil. After hearing my presentation he remarked that it would be valuable to know about others like SDAs and JWs. True. (2001).
I know that in Chile Assemblies of God and some other Pentecostal/Evangelical movements have had a big impact on this historically Catholic nation.
I also think that LDS outreach to native Mapuches and other indigenous (perhaps Aymara up north) has been pretty small. That said, the non-European population in Chile is not formidable.
The professor at UCLA is Stephen Bell. He did not encourage much further investigation, but as a historical economic geographer he was more interested by coffee than religion. Sociologists at UCLA were more interested in demographic studies, too.