ERIC Number: EJ815512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Theological Higher Education in Cuba: Part 3--The Cuban Revolution
Esqueda, Octavio J.
Christian Higher Education, v6 n2 p89-108 Mar 2007
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 communist revolution as the rest of the evangelical denominations during the sixties and seventies. The worst period for Protestantism began in 1965 when many important people were recruited to work at the Military Units to Aid Production (UMAP). Fidel Castro recognized in 1991 that the Cuban Communist Party erroneously made atheism its religion. Although the Cuban communist regime never issued an antireligious policy, in subtle ways Christians suffered the consequences of the religious ideological conflict. Nevertheless, today Christian institutions operate independently and without the direction of the Cuban government. Communism and Christianity have learned to live together in Cuba even though they started with difficulties. Theological education in Cuba not only survived the negative effects of the Cuban revolution, but also has emerged stronger than ever.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Systems, Conflict, Christianity, Foreign Countries, Latin Americans, Theological Education, State Church Separation, Critical Theory, Social Change, Social History, Historical Interpretation, Religious Discrimination
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cuba