In recent years, there has been an astonishing outbreak of new forms of Christianity in many parts of the world, in particular in Latin America, Africa, and Oceania. Millions of people have been leaving the mainline churches to join one of the numerous “evangelical,” “fundamentalist” or “Pentecostal” groups that are mushrooming-up all over these areas. This book represents an attempt to understand what it is that people find so attractive about these new churches. It is a case study of Seventh-day Adventism researched in an area of Madagascar where the Adventist church has been outstandingly successful. The analysis is based on fieldwork carried out in the small town of Maroantsetra on Madagascar’s northeast coast and in the nearby village of Sahameloka.
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