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Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Óscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice

Matt Eisenbrandt and Benjamín Cuéllar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520286795
eISBN:
9780520961890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286795.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In 1980, a death squad linked to business tycoons and military commanders murdered Archbishop Oscar Romero for denouncing widespread repression and poverty in El Salvador. Romero was known as the ... More


Priesthood

Mario T. García

in Father Luis Olivares a Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643311
eISBN:
9781469643335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643311.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter follows Olivares to the concluding years of his seminary training.After the minor seminary, he spent one year on intense spiritual exercises at the novitiate at the Claretian ... More


Religion as a Political Tool: Resurrecting Canudos and Revolutionizing Jesus

Sarah Sarzynski

in Revolution in the Terra do Sol: The Cold War in Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603691
eISBN:
9781503605596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603691.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines how discourses of religious practices and beliefs of messianism and Catholic radicalism functioned to both unite rural workers and criminalize the rural social movements, while ... More


Training Missionaries

David Rex Galindo

in To Sin No More: Franciscans and Conversion in the Hispanic World, 1683-1830

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603264
eISBN:
9781503604087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603264.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the missionary training program in the Franciscan colleges for the propagation of Catholicism, focusing on the collegial curriculum, especially instruction in moral theology and ... More


“The Door of History”: Archbishop Romero and the Catholic Church in El Salvador

Matt Eisenbrandt

in Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Óscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520286795
eISBN:
9780520961890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286795.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Using trial testimony about Romero’s last Sunday homily in 1980, this chapter gives a history of the Catholic Church in El Salvador and Romero’s life culminating in his three years as archbishop. The ... More


Threats: Apostles of the New Order

James P. Brennan

in Argentina's Missing Bones: Revisiting the History of the Dirty War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297913
eISBN:
9780520970076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297913.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The city of Córdoba, site of the 1969 social protests the Cordobazo, encapsulated perhaps more than anywhere else in the country what the military viewed as the subversive influences that threatened ... More


Distinguishing Habits: Mendicant Identities and Institutes

in Building Colonial Cities of God: Mendicant Orders and Urban Culture in New Spain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774864
eISBN:
9780804783255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774864.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the nature and essential characteristics of individual mendicant orders in New Spain. It explains what made each order unique, what they shared, and how they adapted those ... More


Adoptions and Adaptations

Nancy Farriss

in Tongues of Fire: Language and Evangelization in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190884109
eISBN:
9780190884130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190884109.003.0010
Subject:
History, Latin American History, History of Religion

The double bind between orthodoxy and intelligibility is examined further through the translating tool of semantic extension. Efforts to make the Christian message more accessible by expanding or ... More


Peasant Intellectuals in Chalatenango

Joaquín M. Chávez

in Poets and Prophets of the Resistance: Intellectuals and the Origins of El Salvador's Civil War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199315512
eISBN:
9780190661106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199315512.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The chapter examines the emergence of a cohort of peasant leaders in Chalatenango, a department in El Salvador, which led anti-oligarchic mobilizations of the 1970s and early 1980s. Peasant ... More


Money

Matthew D. O'Hara

in The History of the Future in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300233933
eISBN:
9780300240993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300233933.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter assesses the shift in credit practices and its implications for how colonial subjects experienced the future. Ideas about money and economic relationships had also transformed by the end ... More


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