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El Lado Oscuro de la Historia Cristiana

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Meticulously researched and intended for the lay reader, this examination of the church's devastating impact upon human freedom, dignity, and spirituality is as relevant today as ever. Among the book's controversial claims, it outlines the Religious Right's attempt to assert greater influence in American politics and society, presenting a compelling argument that the church's desire to control and contain spirituality motivated its persecution of heretics, its burning of libraries, the Crusades, the ...

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Overview

Meticulously researched and intended for the lay reader, this examination of the church's devastating impact upon human freedom, dignity, and spirituality is as relevant today as ever. Among the book's controversial claims, it outlines the Religious Right's attempt to assert greater influence in American politics and society, presenting a compelling argument that the church's desire to control and contain spirituality motivated its persecution of heretics, its burning of libraries, the Crusades, the Inquisition, and the witch hunts. This dark side of Christianity has a world view that permeates every aspect of Western society and fosters sexism, racism, intolerance, and the desecration of the natural environment.
 

Investigado minuciosamente y pensado para el público general, este análisis del tremendo impacto de la iglesia sobre la libertad humana, la dignidad y la espiritualidad es tan pertinente hoy como nunca antes. Entre las ideas controversiales del libro está la idea que los derechistas religiosos están buscando ampliar su influencia sobre la política y la sociedad. Esta teoría pone adelante el argumento que la búsqueda de control espiritual ha motivado a la iglesia en su persecución de herejes, la quema de bibliotecas, las Cruzadas, la Inquisición y la persecución de los brujos. Este lado oscuro del Cristianismo tiene una perspectiva que domina el mundo Occidental y fomenta el sexismo, racismo, intolerancia y la destrucción del medio ambiente.

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"This is simply a book that everyone must sit down and read."  —Alice Walker, author, The Color Purple
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789688608340
  • Publisher: Editorial Pax Mexico
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Helen Ellerbe is a translator, researcher, public speaker, and writer.

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