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Politics and the Catholic Church in Nicaragua

Politics and the Catholic Church in Nicaragua

by John M. Kirk

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Kirk (Latin American studies, Dalhousie Univ., Nova Scotia) presents the first scholarly study of the Church in Nicaragua during the entire ten years of the Sandinista upheaval and revolution from 1979 to 1990. He argues that the Church has always played a central role in politics there, despite its claims to the contrary. He begins by tracing the Church in Nicaragua from 1503 to 1979, contrasting the role of the conservative hierarchy and the progressive revolutionary minority in the Church during the Sandanista years. He then discusses the search for reconciliation in church-state relations. Kirk finishes with a chapter debating whether the proper role of the Church is prophetic and progressive or conservative and accommodating in revolutionary struggles. For academic and large public libraries.-- C. Robert Nixon, MLS, Lafayette, Ind.

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