HomePhilippine Association for the Sociology of Religion Journalvol. 1 no. 1 (2014)

Local Actors, Global Actors: The Neo-Pentecostalists in Central America

Jesus Garcia-ruiz

Discipline: Religion



This paper analyses the interactions of networks in connection with the modes of functioning of the neo-Pentecostal churches. From these interactions emerges the central figure of the minister, who articulates the local, transnational and global dimensions in a specific manner. Due to these networks the central actor – the minister – is in a position to incorporate into this mechanism all external contributions centred around these networks. Beyond the person of the minister, the articulation of the local and the global and their resulting redistributions constitute the centre of the analysis of the research carried on in different Latin American countries (in particular, Guatemala).