The Catholic Church and Social Change in Nicaragua

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SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1989 - Religion - 262 pages
This book presents an in-depth, uniquely historical perspective on Nicaragua, focusing on the key role of the Catholic Church in the political, social, and religious issues that confront this country today. It examines the profound transformation of the Church via the radical approach of liberation theology and the development of the clergy's socio-political alliances in Nicaragua. Foroohar's analysis highlights the complex role of religion in politics and social change in Latin America.
 

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Contents

The Catholic Church in Nicaragua
1
Economic Formation and Sociopolitical Conflict
27
The Response of Latin American Catholics
45
Implementation of Liberation Theology
67
The 1972 Earthquake and the Aftermath
87
The FSLN and the Progressive Church
111
Intensification of the Political Conflict
159
Epilogue
199
Notes
213
Bibliography
239
Index
255
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Page 240 - US Department of State, The United States and Nicaragua: A Survey of the Relations from 1909 to 1932 (Washington: US Government Printing Office, 1932), pp.

About the author (1989)

Manzar Foroohar is Professor of History at the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

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