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La Guerra de los Cristeros has 4 ratings and 0 reviews: Published by Siglo XXI Editores, pages, Paperback. La cristiada: La guerra de los cristeros. Front Cover. Jean A. La Cristiada: El conflicto entre la iglesia y el Estado · Jean A. Meyer La cristiada, Jean A. Meyer . Shop our inventory for La Cristiada: The Mexican Government’s Persecution of the Church by Jean Meyer with fast free shipping on every used book we have in .
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In a world filled with constant religious intolerance and strife, it is easy to overlook a little known twentieth-century religious war that was fought on the shores of North America.
After the Mexican Revolution ofthe newly drafted Mexican Constitution greatly restricted the function of the Church. It halted Church control of schools, banned monastic orders, and eliminated religious processions and outdoor masses. Bythe government had pushed these laws to the limit and created a rebellion. While the KKK pressed the Mexican Government to crush the rebels, the Knights of Columbus sought to end the struggle by peaceful means.
Inthe American ambassador to Mexico finally helped arrange a nonviolent end to a conflict that had taken the lives of over 90, people. In La Cristiadahistorian Dr. It should appeal to those interested in Mexico’s history, religious studies, or stories of religious persecution and triumphas well as to readers interested in historical photography.
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Meyer has done extensive research on the Cristero War and has written books on the subject for Cambridge University and the Universidad de Guadalajara.
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Share your thoughts meyee other customers. Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention catholic church knights of columbus mexican history greater glory united states mexico attention war cristero english events photographs secular. Showing of 18 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Meyerr try again later. This book is a good overview of the Cristero War, ctistiada chapter of Mexican history that is virtually unknown in the Jfan States, but don’t expect an in depth study.
It’s very hard to find anything written in English about the Cristiada, so for me this book was a welcome find. Was surprised that it was such a huge coffee table style book; guess I should have paid more attention to the description when I ordered it. Jean Meyer appears to be meher go to source certainly, at least, for english readers for this, heretofore, rather overlooked episode of Mexican history.
It would be easy to accuse Meyer of piggybacking on the popularity of the recently released movie, “For Greater Glory”. This, however, is not the case. Meyer has devoted an enormous amount of time and research to bring this compelling chapter to the public’s attention. And this work was initiated years before any of the interest the above mentioned movie attracted. The movie, incidentally, was very well done and is almost certainly responsible for drawing attention to Meyer’s and other author’s related works.
This most recent volume dovetails cristiadz with Meyer’s major work on the subject “The Cristero Rebellion” published by Cambridge Press. This is not to say that there is little or no text. The book’s many illustrations only serve to dramatize a very well written and informative story. Like so much of history, those events that don’t advance a currently popular narrative are usually buried. Such is decidedly the case here. The Secularists, Socialists and Freemasons, ruling Mexico in the s, were determined to eliminate the influence and presence of the Catholic Church in their country.
They hoped to accomplish this in spite of the devotion and popularity the Church had garnered among the Mexican people.
Under President Calles a 32d Mason and confirmed atheist Mexico enacted a series of harsh, oppressive, and rigorously enforced anti-clerical laws. When this tyranny became unbearable a grassroots groundswell crisiada opposition formed. The clashes between these rebels and the Federal Govt. From the perspective of a U. The Knights of Columbus, on the other hand, sent meher aid to the rebels and waged an information campaign in the U.
There were, of course, practical business reasons to be considered as well – oil, for jeann This was no easy accomplishment given the moral meyrr the Mexican Govt. Through diplomatic means Dwight Morrow was able to fashion a “cease-fire” agreement that would quell most of the killing.
The heroism of the men and women of the Cristeros Movement is tremendously inspirational. For the sake of their right to practice their faith they fought an kean who vastly outnumbered them and was overwhelmingly better armed.
Ultimately, over 90, lives were lost, on both sides, in this battle for religious freedom. This piece of history is relevant today if for no other reason than to highlight just how little things have changed in the last century. Mean are still being killed for little more than attempting to practice their faith. This occurs, almost exclusively, in countries with majority Muslim populations. There is little tolerance there for opposing viewpoints especially those of a religious nature.
Where the Muslim population is not as dominant the Islamists oppress other faiths in a slightly less dramatic fashion.
For reasons too lengthy to address in this review, the West, that post-Christian collection of European countries and their ex-colonies, has bent over backwards to accommodate these Seventh-Century throwbacks.
A shared dislike of Christianity may be one possible explanation but then it may even be something as simple as cowardice. Does this suggest the inevitability of another “Cristeros Rebellion”? Does any Western nation, today, posses a love of faith sufficient enough to risk what that humble band of Mexican martyrs willingly offered?
As for me – “Viva Cristo Rey”. Excellent book about events inconvenient for the elites to remember, even the Catholic hierarchy, jexn they chose to bargain with the devil, just as they did with Mussolini and Hitler.
Not until Cardenas forced Calles out of the picture, and after many of the Cristiana leaders had been assassinated and otherwise eliminated did the deal “stick,”. Bought this for my husband, and he really enjoyed the book. A well written book and a subject most people know little about, but should!
An excellent book detailing the persecution of Catholics in Mexico in the 20th century. A must read for those who mean.
I would have liked more narrative. But it was informative to read of all the Anti-Catholic forces at work in Mexico and even now, in other American countries. One person found this helpful. See all 18 reviews.
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