We Will Not Be Stopped: Evangelical Persecution, Catholicism and Zapatismo in Chiapas, Mexico
We Will Not Be Stopped: Evangelical Persecution, Catholicism and Zapatismo in Chiapas, Mexico by Charles Van Engen, Arthur Bonner

pdf epub fb2 djvu

Author: Charles Van Engen, Arthur Bonner
Title: We Will Not Be Stopped: Evangelical Persecution, Catholicism and Zapatismo in Chiapas, Mexico
ISBN: 1581128649
ISBN13: 978-1581128642
Other Formats: doc mobi docx txt
Pages: 192 pages
Publisher: Universal Publishers; 1 edition (January 1, 1998)
Language: English
Size PDF version: 1543 kb
Size EPUB version: 1482 kb
Category: History
Subcategory: World

The expulsion of at least 15,000 indigenous Mexicans from their lands and homes in the highlands of Chiapas is a text book illustration of this "complex brew". They were expelled when they accepted the Bible and refused to pay homage to what they saw as "idols" made by human hands -- the traditional village saints. In so doing, they challenged village leaders who were allied with Mexico's ruling political party. Were they being persecuted for their religious beliefs or for political reasons or, thirdly, for social reasons, in that they no longer accepted their traditional subservient roles? Whatever the exact cause, their expulsion continued for almost forty years and their cries for justice went unheard in Mexico and the United States as well.

As terrible as it is, there is a shortcoming in focusing on persecution alone. A narrow view of events in Chiapas may obscure the most significant lesson to be learned: the power of faith to sustain and enrich troubled individuals and to give purpose and direction to entire societies in their struggles for autonomy and cohesion.


Related PDF EPUB FB2 books to We Will Not Be Stopped: Evangelical Persecution, Catholicism and Zapatismo in Chiapas, Mexico by Charles Van Engen, Arthur Bonner
Travellers' Wildlife Guides Southern Mexico: The Cancun Region, Yucatan Pen ...
Travellers' Wildlife Guides Southern Mexico: The Cancun Region, Yucatan Pen ...
New Mexico Government and Politics
New Mexico Government and Politics
Mayan Voices for Human Rights: Displaced Catholics in Highland Chiapas (LOU ...
Mayan Voices for Human Rights: Displaced Catholics in Highland Chiapas (LOU ...
Mexico’s Indigenous Past (The Civilization of the American Indian Series)
Mexico’s Indigenous Past (The Civilization of the American Indian Series)
Saints & Seasons: A Guide to New Mexico's Most Popular Saints
Saints & Seasons: A Guide to New Mexico's Most Popular Saints
Al final del camino: Novela histórica y costumbrista de Comitán, Chiapas ...
Al final del camino: Novela histórica y costumbrista de Comitán, Chiapas  ...
Zapatistas sin fronteras: Las redes de solidaridad con Chiapas y el altermi ...
Zapatistas sin fronteras: Las redes de solidaridad con Chiapas y el altermi ...
Evangelism and Apostasy: The Evolution and Impact of Evangelicals in Modern ...
Evangelism and Apostasy: The Evolution and Impact of Evangelicals in Modern ...
Mexico the People (Lands, Peoples, and Cultures)
Mexico the People (Lands, Peoples, and Cultures)
Mexico the People (Lands, Peoples, and Cultures)
Mexico the People (Lands, Peoples, and Cultures)
To See with Two Eyes: Peasant Activism and Indian Autonomy in Chiapas, Mexi ...
To See with Two Eyes: Peasant Activism and Indian Autonomy in Chiapas, Mexi ...
Rancheros in Chicagoacán: Language and Identity in a Transnational C ...
Rancheros in Chicagoacán: Language and Identity in a Transnational C ...