Augusto Cesar Sandino: Messiah of Light and Truth

Augusto Cesar Sandino: Messiah of Light and Truth

by Marco Aurelio Navarro-Genie
     
 
Most accounts of Sandino (1895-1934) and his resistance to US domination of Nicaragua in the 1920s and 1930s focus on his politics. Nicaraguan native Navarro-Génie (political science, St. Mary's College and Mount Royal College, Calgary) brings his religious ideas and dispositions into the picture, and factors them into his political activities. Annotation c. Book News

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Most accounts of Sandino (1895-1934) and his resistance to US domination of Nicaragua in the 1920s and 1930s focus on his politics. Nicaraguan native Navarro-Génie (political science, St. Mary's College and Mount Royal College, Calgary) brings his religious ideas and dispositions into the picture, and factors them into his political activities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Publishers Weekly
Mesoamerican Religion Marco Aurelio Navarro-Genie offers a spiritual biography of a Nicaraguan revolutionary in Augusto Cesar Sandino: Messiah of Light and Truth. Sandino, an early 20th-century firebrand from whom the Sandinista government later took its name, has been studied before, but not with this kind of attention to his unique theology and millenarian worldview. At the end of his life, he believed himself to be the Messiah, and his determination to free his people from oppression deeply influenced liberation theologians later in the 20th century. This is an accessible biography with a fresh, long-overdue perspective. (Aug.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Most accounts of Sandino (1895-1934) and his resistance to US domination of Nicaragua in the 1920s and 1930s focus on his politics. Nicaraguan native Navarro-G<'e>nie (political science, St. Mary's College and Mount Royal College, Calgary) brings his religious ideas and dispositions into the picture, and factors them into his political activities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815629498
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
Religion and Politics Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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