Crisis and Hope In Latin America

An Evangelical Perspective
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This book provides a panoramic yet thorough study of kingdom advance in Latin America. Part one examines the historical, socio-political, and religious context. Part two probes into post-conciliar Roman Catholicism, the charismatic movements, contextualization, and social responsibility. Part three explores the implications for churches and mission agencies.

  • ISBN: 9780878087662
  • Pages: 544
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 1996
  • Publisher: William Carey Library

Table of Contents

  • Foreword to the First Edition by David M. Howard
  • Foreword to the Second Edition: “Latin America: Land of Crisis and Hope” by Samuel Escobar
  • Introduction: Approaching Latin America in Crisis and Hope by William Taylor

Part 1 Critical Background Issues in Latin America by William David Taylor

  • 1. A Contemporary Panorama of Latin America
  • 2. A Synopsis of Latin American History
  • 3. Latin America’s Human Crises
  • 4. Spiritual Dimensions of Latin America
  • 5. A Personal Perspective of the Latin American People


Part 2 Critical Issues for Evangelicals in Latin America by Emilio Antonio Nunez

  • 6. The Hispano-American Christs: Post-Conciliar Catholicism in Latin America
  • 7. Introduction: the Search for Renewal
  • 8. Revolutionary Ferment: Liberation Theology
  • 9. The Charismatic Movement
  • 10. Resistance to Change: Evangelical Self-theologizing in Latin America
  • 11. Doing Theology in Latin America: Contextualization
  • 12. Latin American Evangelicals and Social Responsibility: A Case Study
  • 13. The Awakening of our Evangelical Social Conscience


Part 3 Update and Concluding Perspectives for Latin America by William David Taylor and Emilio Antonio Nunez

  • 14. Revisiting Latin America: a Nineties Update Looking Towards the Third Millennium by William David Taylor
  • 15. Roman Catholicism and Liberation Theology by Emilio Antonio Nunez
  • 16. Mission, Missions and Missionaries in Latin America by William David Taylor


  • Annotated Bibliography
  • Index of Persons
  • Index of Subjects

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