The church as a political factor in Latin America: with particular reference to Colombia and Chile / David E. Mutchler; foreword by Irving Louis Horowitz.

; Horowitz, Irving Louis, foreword
New York/ Praeger, 1971.

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Other Authors Horowitz, Irving Louis,
Subjects Catholic Church -- Latin America.
Catholic Church.
Christianity and politics -- Catholic Church.
Kirche.
Latin America.
Politik.
Südamerika.
Series Praeger special studies in international politics and public affairs.
Description xxviii, 460 pages ; 25 cm.
Copyright Date 1971.
Notes Originally presented as the author's thesis, Washington University, St. Louis.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-445).
Also issued online.
Summary This study examines the critical impact of the Catholic Church system in Latin America with specific regard to concerted attempts in Colombia and Chile to develop organizational capacity for influence and power. The discussion is concerned with three related issues: first, the interests that link Church policies and activities throughout the American; second, the internal state of Church resources; and third, the over-all impact of the Church on the developmental processes of Latin American nations. -- from Preface.
Contents Part I. an Approach to Latin American Catholic Bureaucracy. 1. Introduction --- 2. The rise of staff structures (1960-64) --- 3. Conflict within the line: United States and Latin American bishops in Miami, 1967 --- 4. Conflict within the line: United States and Latin American bishops in Santiago, 1967 --- 5. Jesuit Cias: a divided and divisive staff force --- 6. Fragmentation of line and staff: Medellin, 1968 ---- Part II. Fragmentation of catholic forces: Colombia. 7. The Colombian bishops stand alone --- 8. Cias: the trusted advisors --- 9. The threat to Jesuit preeminence --- 10. The icodes-feres study of the church --- 11. Icodes: secular approval, Episcopal disapproval ---- Part III. Fragmentation of Catholic Forces: Chile. 12. Year of Unity (1958-64): the Centro Bellarmino and the Church Campaign Against Allende --- 13. Chilean Jesuit and the vagaries of U.S. Jesuit support --- 14. Evolution of Desal with the Centro Bellarmino --- 15. Desal's Operation and the Fragmentation of Jesuit Staff --- 16. The Tarnished Image of the Chilean Church --- Part IV. Conclusions. 17. A Model of Church Disintegration ---- Appendix: Quantitative Data Concerning Church Strength/Weakness.
Geographic Area Latin America
Network Numbers (OCoLC)159574
(OCoLC)ocm00159574
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