Timely new edition of Fidel and Religion
This fascinating dialogue, says the release of the publisher, has a new introduction by the Brazilian liberation theologist Frei Betto explaining the impact of the first publication of this book in Latin America in the 1980s.
Frei Betto's work helped pave the way for Pope John Paul II's visit to Cuba in 1998, and it influenced the change in the rules of the Cuban Communist Party to accept as members those practicing their religious faith, says the author.
It is also a timely publication because of the recent illness of Fidel and the international speculation about his legacy, says the editorial's announcement.
The moment also seems appropriate to revisit the discussion of religion and revolution, especially in Latin America where even Hugo Chavez, Washington's new bete noire, describes himself as a Christian.
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