Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Visions of Power in CubaRevolution, Redemption, and Resistance, 1959-1971$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Lillian Guerra

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835630

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807837368_guerra

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of North Carolina Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CSO for personal use (for details see http://www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 October 2017

Turning the World Upside Down

Turning the World Upside Down

Fidelismo as a Cultural Religion and National Crisis as a Way of Life

Chapter:
(p.135) Chapter 4 Turning the World Upside Down
Source:
Visions of Power in Cuba
Author(s):

Lillian Guerra

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807837368_guerra.9

Fidel Castro explicitly rooted the grand narrative of redemption in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the rituals of Catholic Christianity amid a context of national crisis. This chapter focuses on Fidel's appeals to Christian-inspired notions of justice and the citizens' response to them. It explores the citizens' interpretations of fidelismo and how fidelismo became the collective cultural religion of a society governed by an ideologically Marxist state.

Keywords:   Fidel Castro, Catholic Christianity, justice, fidelismo, cultural religion, Marxist state

North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .