Christ Meets Culture
The Influence of Sociocultural Factors on the Translation of the Gospel in Brazil
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"What is unique about this dissertation is that it engages in scholarly research of key sociological factors in the Brazilian culture that contributed toward the translation of the gospel in that context. This has implications not only for an accurate historical understanding of the manner in which the early Brazilian converts to evangelical Christianity translated the message of the missionaries but also for the manner in which it continues to be translated and transmitted in today's Brazilian cultural context. While this dissertation has a very solid theoretical framework it also has very practical application for contemporary Christian ministry."
--Daniel R. Sanchez, from the foreword
"Jair Santos's Christ Meets Culture is a very welcome contribution to the discussion of evangelical Christianity in Brazil and the Global South. Santos discusses how Brazilian identity and culture create both bridges and barriers to the development of evangelical Christianity in Brazil. I highly recommend Jair Santos's text for his insightful analysis of the development of the Brazilian Baptist Convention and their effort to respond to the challenge posed by the emergence of neo-pentecostal churches in Brazil."
--Luiz C. Nascimento, Dean and Professor of Religion & Society, Northeast Baptist Theological Seminay, Brazil