Religion: Protestants in Brazil

How Protestantism has failed—and how it is succeeding—in Roman Catholic Brazil was told last week by a man who has investigated. Having spent three months last year in Brazil for the International Missionary Council, J. Merle Davis has put his findings in a book, How the Church Grows in Brazil (International Missionary Council; paper $1, cloth $1.50). His hopeful conclusion: in Brazil, Protestantism is probably "growing faster than in any other country in the world."

Fifty-three years ago Brazil broke its official ties with Catholicism, opened the country to other faiths. Two generations of Protestant missionary work have gained about 1,000,000 adherents...

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