The first volume of this "Social History of the Catholic Church in Chile" interprets the historiography of bishops, priests, religious, Christian communities and lay people during the years 1973-1980. It studies the historiography of the period in the context of the universal church, the Latin American church and the development of a very strong network of parish communities. Volume II explores the life of Chilean Cardinal Raul Silva Henriquez (1909-1999), who became the most important Chilean ecclesiastical figure of the 20th century. Volume III examines the period in which the Church and Chilean civic society pushed for a return to democracy.
Mario Aguilar is Dean of Divinity at the University of St. Andrew's, Scotland.
Introduction: A Social History of the Chilean Church in Context; The Military Coup; The Committee for Peace (1974); The Sheltering of the Persecuted (1975); The Birth of the Vicarate of Solidarity (1976); Contested Visions for Chile (1977); The Year of Human Rights (1978); From Puebla to Lonquen: The End of the Beginning; Bibliography; Index.