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Paperback Maryknoll Catholic Mission in Peru, 1943-1989: Transnational Faith and Transformations Book

ISBN: 0268029059

ISBN13: 9780268029050

Maryknoll Catholic Mission in Peru, 1943-1989: Transnational Faith and Transformations

Maryknoll Catholic missionaries from the United States settled in Peru in 1943 believing they could save a "backward" Catholic Church from poverty, a scarcity of clergy, and the threat of communism. Instead, the missionaries found themselves transformed: within twenty-five years, they had become vocal critics of United States foreign policy and key supporters of liberation theology, the preferential option for the poor, and intercultural Catholicism...

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