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Adventism in Cuba

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Coritos:

Short lyrics composed by Cuban musicians.

Criollos:

Children of Spaniards born and raised in Cuba.

Escuelas en el campo:

Schools in the countryside.

Focos de Luz:

Small groups or house churches.

GC:

General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Macheteros:

Workers in the sugar fields who manually cut the canes with a machete.

Período Especial:

A euphemism to refer to the economic crisis in the country.

Pesos:

Monetary unit of Cuba and several former Spanish colonies.

Plantios:

Huge expansions of sugarcane (saccharum officinarum) plantations.

Introduction

The manner in which Adventism has reached various areas of the world has always been an interesting one, in Cuba this story is no different. It might have not been one of the primary ways the church might have wanted, mainly because of the political situations Cuba has found itself in. But because of certain people and different methods employed, the church has been able to advance in spreading its message....

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  • Adventist mission
  • Adventist history
  • Evangelism
  • Adventist cultural diversity

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Hernández, A.F. (2019). Adventism in Cuba. In: Gooren, H. (eds) Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08956-0_400-1

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