Spiritual Mapping in the United States and Argentina, 1989-2005: A Geography of Fear


Spiritual Mapping is a U.S. Evangelical and Neo-Pentecostal movement (1989-2005), which developed its own religious technique to wage a 'spiritual' war against unseen non-human beings. These 'spirits' were identified along the lines of geographical territories and put on a map, whence 'Spiritual Mapping'. Its intended function was to boost the numerical growth of Christianity. This book offers a comprehensive historical-descriptive approach of both the movement and the concept, with special attention for theological and anthropological concepts. Its historical roots, relation with Argentina, self-understanding and critics are being described. The reader is presented with a unique insight into Spiritual Mapping as an expression of Americanism, as well as the socio-political concept of Manifest Destiny and U.S. religious marketing.

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René Holvast, Ph.D. (2008) in Theology, University of Utrecht, is Professor of Missions and Missiology at the Faculté de Théologie Évangélique de Boma (Congo DRC). Previously he served as director and professor of missions at Ede Christian University, The Netherlands.
Those interested in the role of religion in the Americas, the religious interaction between the Americas and especially between the USA and Argentina, as wel as theology, anthropology and pentecostalism.
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