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Dynamic Secularisms: Christianity and the Struggle for Human Rights in the Uruguayan Laïcité

Abstract From 1973 to 1984 the people of Uruguay lived under a repressive military dictatorship. During that time, the Uruguayan government violated the Human Rights of its opponents and critics through prolonged imprisonment in inhumane conditions without trial, physical and psychological torture, disappearance, and a negation of freedom of speech, thought and congregation. In this project, I argue that these violations of Human Rights committed by the military dictatorship added urgency to the rethinking by religious individuals of the Uruguayan model of secularism, the laïcité, and the role that their theology required them to play in the "secular" world. Influenced by the Liberation Theology movement, Catholic and Protestant leaders si... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Cash, Lucia (Author) / Cady, Linell (Advisor) / Duncan, Christopher (Committee member) / Schugurensky, Daniel (Committee member) / Warner, Carolyn (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Religious history / Peace studies / Regional studies / Christianity / Human Rights / Latin America / Religion / Secularism / Uruguay
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 108 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Religious Studies 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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