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Panama Congress
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(1916). The American missions that had been working in Latin America for barely 50 years were disappointed by the refusal of the Edinburgh Conference (1910) to recognize the nominally Catholic subcontinent as a Protestant missionary field. At the 1913 Foreign Missions Conference in New York, the theological and political legitimacy of missionary work in Latin America was reinforced by the theological and moral deficiencies of the Roman Catholic Church. In the midst of World War I, the Committee on Cooperation in Latin Amer…

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Prien, Hans-Jürgen, “Panama Congress”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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