The Catholic Church and Latin American Dictatorships Analytical Essay by Top Papers

The Catholic Church and Latin American Dictatorships
An exploration of the relationship between the Catholic Church and Latin American dictatorships over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
# 142004 | 1,500 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US


$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now

Description:

The paper explores countries like Paraguay, Chile, Argentina and Ecuador and attempts to find answers to the following four questions: what role has the Church - and the Catholic faith - played during dictatorial times; how has the church's role changed over time despite being confronted by dictatorial regimes; to what extent can the Church be considered a monolithic and/or heterogeneous entity; and what has been the influence of the Church upon Latin American politics? The paper discusses how some countries saw the church almost entirely eclipsed (Paraguay being one under Francia) whilst others saw the church assume a greater role (Chile being the best example). Moving onward, the paper discusses how there were national churches that saw an abrupt end to the traditions of the past (Paraguay) whilst others were able to maintain their status as an effective lobbyist for the down-trodden and defenceless in the face of dictatorial oppression; it appears as though some churches had stronger and more resilient leadership than others. The paper shows how the role of the Church during dictatorial times in Latin America seems directly proportional to the resolve of the dictator in question, the toughness and resilience of the national church, and the sort of leadership which guided the church in question.

From the Paper:

"This essay will look at the relationship between the Catholic Church and Latin American dictatorships over the course of the nineteenth - and especially twentieth - centuries. The paper will explore countries like Paraguay, Chile, Argentina and Ecuador and attempt to find answers to the following four questions: what role has the Church - and the Catholic faith - played during dictatorial times; how has the church's role changed (and also not changed) over time (and why these changes or continuities have taken place) despite being confronted by dictatorial regimes; to what..."

Cite this Analytical Essay:

APA Format

The Catholic Church and Latin American Dictatorships (2008, December 01) Retrieved January 31, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/the-catholic-church-and-latin-american-dictatorships-142004/

MLA Format

"The Catholic Church and Latin American Dictatorships" 01 December 2008. Web. 31 January. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/the-catholic-church-and-latin-american-dictatorships-142004/>

Comments