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The Jesuits: The Society of Jesus and the Betrayal of the Roman Catholic Church
The Jesuits: The Society of Jesus and the Betrayal of the Roman Catholic Church
By Malachi Martin
Linden Press, 1987, 525 pp.

In Latin America, Martin says, an elite organization, which for over four centuries had as its sole purpose the propagation of the Roman Catholic faith and papal authority, has now allied itself with the Sandinista Marxists. By promoting a theology of liberation and class struggle over that of traditional Christian salvation, the Society of Jesus, says the author, has declared open warfare on the very institution it has vowed to defend; rather than convert souls, the order has chosen to promote secular change through revolution and social upheaval. Martin is unique in his ability to relate the ecclesiastic to the geopolitical, and his work affirms the axiom that ideas-political, social and theological-have consequence. James W. Davis, Jr.