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The Fusion in image and word of Che Guevara and Jesus Christ

After his death, Che Guevara became an idol and was even compared to Jesus Christ. Many images, poems, plays, and films bear witness to this remarkable process, which made studious use of Christian iconography. In this way, Che Guevara became a Christ figure for our times. In order to explain their real affinity, the author examines Jesus as a historical figure and illuminates parallels with Che.

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David Kunzle, Los Angeles.


"Kunzle’s Chesucristo is a masterwork, relevant to scholars of Latin American revolutionary movements as well as those interested in the boundaries of liberation theology. Art historians will also appreciate the exhaustive pursuit of the imagistic connection offered by Kunzle’s superb research and analysis."

Lincoln Cushing, Third Text. Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture, Online 2018

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Audience: Kunst- und Kulturhistoriker, Historiker, Politologen