Reagan's Gun-Toting Nuns: The Catholic Conflict Over Cold War Human Rights Policy in Central America

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Price
$59.94
Publisher
Cornell University Press
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
6.36 X 9.21 X 1.13 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781501750755

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About the Author

Theresa Keeley is Assistant Professor of U.S. and the World at the University of Louisville.

Reviews

Once again, Reagan's Gun-Toting Nuns is a fascinating study which places the messiness of religion at its center and illuminates the Catholic dimensions of U.S. policy towards Central America. For scholars of Catholicism, it offers insights into how to study lived religion and gender, as well as how to consider liberation theology in the American context. It is a thought-provoking work, inviting us to grapple with the significance of religion to this particular historical moment.

-- "H-DIPLO"

Keeley's narrative is a timely addition to the limited scholarly work on the Catholic dimension of Reagan's Central American policy. Her study is a highly readable, unbiased account of the contentious policy debates that divided Washington and the nation during the 1980s.

-- "Journal of Church and State"