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“I am prepared for anything”

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“I am prepared for anything”
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Christian martyrdom, civil society, and myths of modernity in Cold War El Salvador and Poland
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Martinez
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Joanna H.
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1973-
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Joanna Martinez
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Karen Caplan
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Advisory Committee
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - Newark
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Drawing on the examples of the violent deaths of El Salvador’s Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero and Poland’s Father Jerzy Popiełuszko during the heights of Cold War struggles in the respective countries this thesis presents Christian martyrdom as part of monumental social changes of which the Catholic Church had become an agent after World War II. The popular Catholic Church in peripheral countries such as El Salvador and Poland, I argue, became the facilitator of grassroots civic activism and resistance in which peasants and workers, no longer passive recipients of political identities and economic policies from above, became active agents in constructing of novel forms of resistance to state hegemonies, new civil societies, and political ideologies. As members of ‘popular churches’ these new social actors challenged ’myths of modernity’ pervading the Cold War polarization proving that in peripheral countries ideological categories such as left/right, socialist/liberal, and communist/capitalist did not lend themselves to easy universal categorizations. The Catholic Church, moreover, through Liberation Theology and theory of Solidarity provided alternative ‘third road’ ideologies, which borrowed from socialism and liberalism, but also challenged them. Catholicism, as ‘practical religion’, most dramatically articulated during Cold War in martyrdom and its cults, became synonymous with resistance to oppression and an existential code for civil societies striving for social justice.
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History
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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iii, 93 p.
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M.A.
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by Joanna H. Martinez
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Romero, Óscar A.--(Óscar Arnulfo),--1917-1980
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Catholic Church.--Archdiocese of San Salvador (El Salvador).-- Archbishop (1977-1980 : Romero)
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Popiełuszko, Jerzy, --1947-1984
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Martyrdom--Christianity
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Christian martyrs--El Salvador
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Christian martyrs--Poland
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Cold War--Religious aspects--Christianity
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Graduate School - Newark Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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doi:10.7282/T3B8572N
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ETD graduate
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Martinez
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Joanna
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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