By Michael Dodson

The 1979 uprising in Nicaragua was once the 1st in glossy Latin the USA to be conducted with the energetic participation and aid of Christians. like several revolutions, the Nicaraguan Revolution has provoked controversy and hostility, and the Christian presence has been a focus within the debate. during this paintings Michael Dodson and Laura Nuzzi O'Shaughnessy provide an in depth research of the non secular resources of the revolution set opposed to the backgound of the progressive traditions of the United States.

Nicaragua's different Revolution locations the adventure of the Nicaraguan Revolution in a ancient framework that extends again to the Protestant Reformation and in an institutional framework that encompasses the full of Nicaraguan politics. studying the huge means of non secular swap, this paintings explores how that strategy interacted with the political struggles that culminated within the revolution. Dodson and O'Shaughnessy finish that the non secular values and attitudes coming up out of postconciliar renewal within the church contributed powerfully to calls for for innovative switch in Nicaragua.

In England and the US the Protestant Reformation gave a massive advance to calls for for democratic adjustments in society and politics. This paintings exhibits that whatever comparable occurred in Catholic primary the USA within the post-Medellin interval. adjustments in non secular inspiration and motion have been a part of, and served to augment and stimulate, a much wider move for social and political swap. with no denying the significance of Marxism, the authors exhibit that different very important impacts are at paintings there.

Originally released in 1990.

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