FBOs in Central America: A Critique of Power, Religion and Social Development in Maurice EcheverrÃaâ s Diccionario esotÃ©rico
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Latin American literature has a rich tradition of translating recreated realities and social commentaries into fictional works. In Central America, especially in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, these commentaries often speak to the plight of the people and the unjust actions of many governments during and after their still fresh civil wars. One Guatemalan author, Maurice EcheverrÃa, stays within the broader trajectory of Central American literature with his novel Diccionario esotÃ©rico by creating a fictional work that speaks to a reality and asserts social commentary. This text differs from the corpus, though, by moving beyond the war and the post-war eras to a very current and prominent reality. This novel, which presents a critique of abuses of power in all of their manifestations, gives way to a striking commentary on evangelical organizations. This study will focus on extrapolating this critique to an actual evangelical organization working in Central America, thereby drawing connections between EcheverrÃaâ s critical/theological stance and real systems of power.
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