Martyrdom and the Politics of Religion

Martyrdom and the Politics of Religion

Progressive Catholicism in El Salvador's Civil War

eBook - 1997
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Univ of New York Press
By examining the ways that Catholic activists responded to political violence in El Salvador during the 1970s and 1980s, this book documents the beliefs and history of an important religious community, and explores the nature of religion's role in political ideology and mobilization.

Book News
Draws on extensive fieldwork to explore the ways in which Salvadoran Catholics sought to make sense of political violence in their country in the 1970s and 1980s by constructing a theological ethics that could both explain repression in religious terms and propose specific responses to violence. The case of Catholicism in El Salvador highlights the importance of theological belief, of narrative, and of religious rationality in political mobilization. For those concerned with the social role of religion and ethics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c1997
ISBN: 9780585091754
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxiv, 211 p.) : map


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