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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!