Gesù Cristo è il Signore: A Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus em Itália

Translated title of the contribution: Christ Gesù è il Signore: The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God Italy

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Abstract

Based on ethnographic research, this article focuses on the presence of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG) in Italy, where it operates under the name Chiesa Cristiana dello Spirito Santo (CCSS). It discusses the case of the UCKG in Italy with emphasis on its strong proselytism and deployment strategy, and its relationship with immigrants, Brazilian and from other ethnic minorities, and Italian nationals. The most successful example of transnationalization of Brazilian Protestantism in this Pentecostal trend and present on five continents, the UCKG-CCSS in Italy is analyzed trough an anthropological approach in the context of the Brazilian diaspora and the "reverse mission", two very important phenomena and of great interest for the social sciences.
Translated title of the contributionChrist Gesù è il Signore: The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God Italy
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)387-403
Number of pages17
JournalEtnografica
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2012

Keywords

  • Brazilian diaspora
  • Brazilian pentecostalism
  • Italy
  • IURD
  • Religious transnationalism
  • Reverse mission

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