Neither Catholics nor Protestants : Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Adventists, and 'La Luz del Mundo'
The Cambridge History of Religions in Latin America
Cambridge University Press
Mormonism, Adventism, and Jehovah's Witnesses are the three great North American religions of the nineteenth century. Their missionary zeal led to extensive proselytizing efforts, first in the United States and soon abroad. Adventist and Witness missionaries arrived in Latin American countries in the late 1890s and Mormon missionaries began efforts in the mid-twentieth century. Hence, these religions currently have a greater proportion of their total world membership living in the region than Mormonism. All three churches have experienced strong membership growth in Latin America which we analyze here together with two test case studies: Guatemala and Mexico. As yet, no literature exists that explicitly compares the three religions in the region.