The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Paraguay

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Gray, Constance Georgia
Genz, George A.
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This thesis illustrates by the example of one Protestant religious group, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), how an American institution transported to Paraguay can achieve some measure of success in view of the fact that Paraguay is characterized by a strong executive government that maintains control over every interest group in the country. The thesis investigates how the Christian Church has managed to sustain itself for fifty years in Paraguay.The research attempts to ascertain whether 1) the Disciples of Christ entered the country mindful of the needs and social structure of Paraguay, 2) the Disciples of Christ provided any services to the country, 3) the Disciples of Christ approached the lower class or the upper class in Paraguay, 4) the Disciples of Christ benefited by representing the immense economic interests of the United States, and 5) the Disciples of Christ contributed to the process of secondary development in Paraguay.