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dc.contributor.authorScott, Blake Charles
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T03:22:42Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T03:22:42Z
dc.date.issued2008-05
dc.identifier.otherscott_blake_c_200805_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/scott_blake_c_200805_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24748
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores how Evangelical Christians - logistically, financially, and theologically - aided the Guatemalan army’s counterinsurgency campaign in the Ixil region in 1982 and 1983. By consulting newspaper articles, presidential speeches, governmental and non-governmental reports, along with a variety of other primary source documents from the United States and Guatemala, I argue 1) the Ríos Montt government turned to Evangelical Christianity to aid its anti-communist and neoliberal development programs in the Ixil region. And 2) U.S and Guatemalan Evangelical missionaries willfully embraced their role as "spiritual soldiers",legitimizing the Guatemalan army through theological teachings.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectEvangelical Religion in Guatemala
dc.subjectCatholic Church in Guatemala
dc.subjectViolence in Guatemala
dc.subjectCounterinsurgency
dc.subjectNeoliberal Development
dc.subjectRíos Montt
dc.subjectRonald Reagan
dc.titleThe crossroads of religion and development
dc.title.alternativethe Ixil region, evangelical religion, and Ríos Montt
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentHistory
dc.description.majorHistory
dc.description.advisorPamela Voekel
dc.description.committeePamela Voekel
dc.description.committeeReinaldo Román
dc.description.committeeBethany Moreton


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