Fred Pankow

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Theology (Th.M)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Lewis Spitz

Scripture References in this Resource

Proverbs 30:19; Matthew 10:16; Genesis 15:12-17; Exodus 3:2; Exodus 24:17; Numbers 11:1; Deuteronomy 4:36; Deuteronomy 32:22; Judges 6:21; 1 Kings 19:12; 2 Kings 1:10-12; 1 Chronicles 21:26; 2 Chronicles 7:1; Psalm 78:14; Isaiah 10:17; Isaiah 65:5; Amos 1:4; Luke 12:49


It is the purpose of this thesis, then, to demonstrate that the people of Guatemala are not even truly Roman Catholic, much less Christian. We shall likewise present the reason for this fact, namely, that some teachings and many practices of the Roman Catholic Church in Guatemala were taken over directly from the Indian religions. Hence the title of this thesis shall be: "Pagan Elements in the Teaching of and the Practices of Roman Catholicism in Guatemala.”

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