Between God and the Party: Religion and Politics in Revolutionary Cuba

Between God and the Party: Religion and Politics in Revolutionary Cuba

by John M. Kirk

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813009094
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 01/01/1989
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)
Lexile: 1590L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Tablesxi
Prefacexiii
Introductionxvii
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1.The Colonial Period, 1492-18983
Forging an Identity: The First Two Centuries5
The Golden Age, 1750-185012
The Church and Slavery15
Bishop Espada y Landa: A New and Controversial Approach, 1802-183220
The Liberal Backlash23
Identity Crisis: Spanish Influence v. Cuban Independence, 1850-189826
2.The Church in Search of a Constituency, 1898-195932
The Church in an "Independent Cuba"36
The Church as a Social Institution, 1902-194039
Church Gains in the Forties and Fifties43
Response to the Intensification of the Struggle, 195848
The Protestant Church: From Independence to Machado, 1898-193253
The Protestant Church: From Machado to Batista, 1933-195858
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3.From Euphoria to Despair, 1959-196065
Socioeconomic Reform66
Educational Reform68
Agrarian Reform71
The Cold War Climate74
The Church's Response to the U.S.-Soviet-Cuban Triangle79
4.Confrontation, 196191
The U.S.-Soviet-Cuban Triangle92
The Bay of Pigs and Its Impact on Church-State Relations94
The Aftermath of Playa Giron: Exile and Polarization98
The Church at Its Nadir102
Fidel Castro on Religion105
The Church at a Crossroads109
5."De profundis...," 1962-1969110
Strains in the Modus Vivendi111
The Accommodation: Signs of Accord113
Nuncio Zacchi's Tenure: "Servilismo mas Abjecto" or Sensitive Diplomacy?117
The Continuing Role of Fidel Castro121
Modus Vivendi or Modus Moriendi?124
6.Emerging from the Catacombs, 1969-1978127
The Government's Reaction to the New Church131
The Church Takes the Initiative137
Toward Peaceful Coexistence?142
7.The Beginnings of Dialogue, 1979-1987144
The Church's Commitment146
The Government's Role in the Dialogue155
Fidel y la religion162
Church-State Maturity and Leadership169
8.Toward a Rapprochement172
Notes179
Bibliography203
Index225

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