The Catholic Church and politics in Nicaragua and Costa Rica

Title

The Catholic Church and politics in Nicaragua and Costa Rica

Author(s)

Philip J. Williams

Role

Philip J. Williams.

Files

Document Type

Book

Description/Summary

Unlike most recent studies of the Catholic Church in Latin America, Philip J. Williams analyzes the Church in two very dissimilar political contexts-Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Despite the obvious differences, Williams argues that in both cases the Church has responded to social change in remarkably similar fashion. The efforts of progressive clergy to promote change in both countries have been largely blocked by Church hierarchy, fearful that such change will threaten the Church's influence in society.

ISBN

9780822911555

Publication Date

1-1-1989

Publication Information

Williams, Philip J., The Catholic Church and politics in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Pittsburgh, PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, c1989.

Rights

Copyright: University of Pittsburgh Press, c1989.