The Political Spirituality of Cesar Chavez: Crossing Religious Borders

The Political Spirituality of Cesar Chavez: Crossing Religious Borders


The Political Spirituality of Cesar Chavez: Crossing non secular Borders maps and demanding situations some of the mythologies that encompass the overdue iconic exertions chief. targeting Chavez's personal writings, León argues that l. a. Causa might be fruitfully understood as a quasi-religious flow in accordance with Chavez’s charismatic management, which he modeled after Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi. Chavez well-known that non secular prophecy, or political spirituality, was once the main to disrupting centuries-old dehumanizing narratives that conflated faith with race. Chavez’s physique turned emblematic for Chicano identification and enfleshed a residing revolution. whereas there's a lot debate and truth-seeking round how he's remembered, via investigating the leader’s building of his personal public reminiscence, the writer probes the that means of the discrepancies. by way of refocusing Chavez's lifestyles and ideology into 3 extensive movements—mythology, prophecy, and religion—León brings us an ethical and religious agent to compare the political leader.

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