El Lado Oscuro de la Historia Cristiana

El Lado Oscuro de la Historia Cristiana

by Helen Ellerbe
     
 

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

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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 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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Gr 2-5-In rhythmic, flowing language, Herrera uses startlingly apt images to tell the story of a young Hispanic boy's adjustment to an Anglo school. Juanito is worried about entering a new school, afraid that his tongue will "turn into a rock." Indeed, on the first day, this is what happens. He feels frightened, shy, and "de cabeza," upside down. Fortunately, his teacher recognizes his musical and verbal abilities, and with her encouragement and the support of his family, Juanito not only fits in, but shines. Based on Herrera's own experiences in third grade, this positive look at the process of adjustment is beautifully complemented by Gomez's brilliantly colored, primitive acrylic illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789688608340
Publisher:
Editorial Pax Mexico
Publication date:
09/01/2007
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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