Demonstrates the difficult and complex situation of the Catholic Church facing the ruthless dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. This book is the result of an archival research and an enormous knowledge of Chilean history.
Mario Aguilar is Dean of Divinity at the University of St. Andrew's, Scotland.
Acknowledgements; Preface, Introduction; 1. Childhood and Education; 2. The Years of Priestly Ministry; 3. Archbishop of Valparaiso and of Santiago; 4. Cardinal of Chile and of the Church; 5. Council, Politics and Socialism; 6. Community, Political Crisis and University Reform; 7. Synod, Socialisms and the Popular Church; 8. The Cardinal and Salvador Allende; 9. The Cardinal and the Military; Conclusions: The Retired Archbishop; Appendix I: Carta de Clemente Silva a su padre en Chile; Appendix II: Testamento Espiritual del Cardenal Silva Henriquez; Appendix III: Mi sueno de Chile; Bibliography; Writings by Cardinal Silva Henriquez; Written and Oral Communications; Writings about Cardinal Silva Henriquez; Other References; Index.