Stubborn Hope

Religion, Politics, and Revolution in Central America

An essential primer on the relationship between religion and politics in Central America

“A powerful, insightful, and often painfully honest work—a truly essential book for anyone concerned about religion and the tragic struggles undergone by the people of Central America.” —Arthur F. McGovern, America

Chronicling over a decade of war, revolution, and social change, Phillip Berryman offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of the interplay between religion and politics in Central America. Concentrating on Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala, Berryman shows how, during the 1980s, each country became the setting for a profound drama of faith and oppression, revolution and retrenchment.