A new kind of Christian fundamentalism, once thought to be unique to the United States, is spreading across the globe. A transnational religious culture is meeting a common need in the mega-cities of the developing world, in the slums that surround them, and in the outlying agricultural districts as well. In tiny brick and mud tabernacles with metal roofs and dirt floors, and in huge downtown auditoriums seating five thousand or twenty thousand, pastors are delivering the same message to their congregations: beseech God for your individual salvation, attend to the literal word of the Bible as the basis of truth, and spread the good news in preparation for the miraculous end of history and the beginning of Christ's millennium.