The Historical Significance of Nicaragua: An Interview

Authors

  • Joseph E. Mulligan, S. J.
  • Francois Houtart

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-039-08-1988-01_1

Keywords:

Philosophy

Abstract

The following interview with Fr. Francois Houtart took place in Managua in August 1987. Fr. Houtart, a Belgian priest who teaches at Louvain University, has been devoting his summers to research work in Nicaragua for the last five years. Since his first visit to Latin America in 1953, Fr. Houtart's work in the sociology of religion has become widely known and respected. He has also worked in many other parts of the third world. He was an expert at the Second Vatican Council and contributed significantly to the 1968 conference of Latin American bishops at Medellin, Colombia. Fr. Houtart is the author of the following books in English, among others: The Challenge to Change (Sheed and Ward. 1964); The Church and the Latin American Revolution (Sheed and Ward, 1965); Church and Revolution (Orbis, 1970); Religion and Ideology in Sri Lanka ; and two books on Catholicism in India.

Published

1988-01-01

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Section

Articles