Between God and the Party: Religion and Politics in Revolutionary Cuba

  title={Between God and the Party: Religion and Politics in Revolutionary Cuba},
  author={John M. Kirk},
  • J. Kirk
  • Published 20 November 1998
  • Political Science
John Kirk's thorough look at the Cathlolic church, from colonial times to the present, shores up his argument that many influences in Fidel Castro's Cuba have pre-revolutionary roots. Kirk explores Castro's views on religion and their effects on the Cuban Revolution. 

Religious ‘Speculation’: The Rise of Ifá Cults and Consumption in Post-Soviet Cuba

  • M. Holbraad
  • Political Science
    Journal of Latin American Studies
  • 2004
With an ethnographic focus on the prestigious cult of Ifá, this article seeks to account for the recent effervescence of Afro-Cuban cult worship in urban Cuba. It is argued that, since worship

Catholic Material Culture, Socialist Society, and State Power in Cuba, 1959–1978

  • Petra Kuivala
  • Political Science
    Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies
  • 2021
The article analyses the histories of Catholic material culture in revolutionary Cuba. It illustrates and discusses how the Cuban Church and individual Catholics have navigated the revolutionary

CHAPTER 2 Ideology and Power in the Cuban State

This paper explores how and why Cuba resists “transition” and introduces ideas for an alternative theoretical approach.

Citizenship, Religion and Revolution in Cuba

OF DISSERTATION Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy History The University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico

Theological Higher Education In Cuba: Part 3: The Cuban Revolution

This article provides a summary of the Cuban Revolution and its implications and consequences for Christian higher education in Cuba. Christian institutions experienced the same oppression from the

A Secular Religion within an Atheist State: The Case of Afro-Cuban Religiosity and the Cuban State

This chapter aims at shedding a comparative light between Afro-Cuban religiosity, secularism as a theory, and also Cuban revolutionary practice. The apparent paradox of how religious traditions can

« La patrie ou la mort. Amen ». Le régime castriste et l’Église catholique à Cuba (1990–2005)

In Cuba in the 1990s, the collapse of USSR had important repercussions on the economy, and the population survived only in extreme poverty. The seriousness of the crisis made it necessary to redefine

Long day's journey to Rincón: From suffering to resistance in the procession of San Lázaro/Babalú Ayé

This article explores the ardent worship of San Lázaro/Babalú Ayé in Cuba (Cuba's most popular saint) through the procession undertaken on his behalf on 16 and 17 December. Thousands of Cubans

The Changing Dynamic of Cuban Civil Society

Does a civil society actually exist in Cuba today and if so what are its nature and role? In seeking answers to this hotly contested and highly politicized question, Alexander Gray and Antoni Kapcia

Theological Higher Education In Cuba: Part 2: Origins And Ministry Of Protestant Seminaries

This article provides an overview of the main Protestant theological seminaries in Cuba: Western Cuba Baptist Seminary, Cedars of Lebanon Seminary, The New Pines Evangelical Seminary, Evangelical