Latin American Liberation Theology

Latin American Liberation Theology

This work traces the distinct developments of liberation thought through the decades, and is crucial to understanding liberation theology and its legacies.

Author: David Tombs

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173011670600

Category: Architecture

Page: 334

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David Tombs offers an accessible introduction to the theological challenges raised by Latin American Liberation from its emergence in the 1960s to its 'decade of crisis' in the 1990s. This work traces the distinct developments of liberation thought through the decades, and is crucial to understanding liberation theology and its legacies. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.
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Latin American Liberation Theology

Latin American Liberation Theology

Latin American liberation theology was one of the most important theological developments of the 20th century. This text looks at what has happened in the past decade.

Author: Ivan Petrella

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173015279358

Category: Religion

Page: 177

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Latin American liberation theology was one of the most important theological developments of the 20th century. This text looks at what has happened in the past decade.
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Liberation Theology in Latin America

Liberation Theology in Latin America

Cover title: Liberation theology. Bibliography: p. 401-402.

Author: James V. Schall

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002233859

Category: Religion

Page: 402

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Cover title: Liberation theology. Bibliography: p. 401-402.
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The Origins and Early Development of Liberation Theology in Latin America

The Origins and Early Development of Liberation Theology in Latin America

In this volume, Eddy Jose Muskus provides an academic analysis of the roots of liberation theology, challenging the claim that it arose from the Latin American poor and maintaining instead that its fundamental tenets had their origin in ...

Author: Eddy José Muskus

Publisher: Authentic Media

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173013966426

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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In this volume, Eddy Jose Muskus provides an academic analysis of the roots of liberation theology, challenging the claim that it arose from the Latin American poor and maintaining instead that its fundamental tenets had their origin in Europe. Muskus argues further that the writings of the 16th century Bartolome de Las Casas have been misinterpreted and misused by liberation theologians such as Gutierrez. Liberation theology, says the author, has exposed the failure of Catholicism to provide a moral framework within the fabric of Latin American society. Also, contrary to the claims of liberation theology, Muskus argues that there is no biblical foundation for a preferential option for the poor.
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Liberation Theology and Sexuality

Liberation Theology and Sexuality

The style of doing theology remains the same, but this book reflects the work of a new generation of liberation theologians developing a theology that offers a wider and more complex critique of reality, with new perspectives on issues of ...

Author: Dr Marcella Althaus-Reid

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409477006

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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Liberation Theology and Sexuality is a book about 'doing Liberation Theology in Latin America' in the twenty-first century. The style of doing theology remains the same, but this book reflects the work of a new generation of liberation theologians developing a theology that offers a wider and more complex critique of reality, with new perspectives on issues of sexuality, race, gender, culture, globalization and new forms of popular religiosity. Liberation Theology and Sexuality shows how Christianity in Latin America needs to take into account issues concerning sexuality and poverty, together with traditional religiosity and culture when reflecting on the construction of Christian faith and identity in the continent. For the first time, Liberation Theology and Sexuality presents a unique combination of Latin American theologians from more than one generation, reflecting on depth on these issues.
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A Preference for the Poor

A Preference for the Poor

A Preference for the Poor tells the story of Latin American Liberation Theology in a succinct and scholarly, yet readable way.

Author: Manfred K. Bahmann

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761830537

Category: Religion

Page: 102

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A Preference for the Poor tells the story of Latin American Liberation Theology in a succinct and scholarly, yet readable way. Author Manfred Bahmann highlights the emphases of major Latin American liberation theologians; the rise of military dictatorships; the pope's course correction in his 1975 encyclica "Evangelii Nuntiandi," fleshed out at the 1979 Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM) conference in Puebla; and the movement's decline with the collapse of world Marxism. Following a description of the phenomenal growth of Pentecostalism on the traditionally Roman Catholic continent, Dr. Bahmann posits a Protestant view of a new Liberation Theology built on a spiritual foundation for Christian believers within a world of global capitalism.
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Liberation Theology

Liberation Theology

Now, using the plainspoken approach that made his Inside Central America the indispensable book on current affairs in the region, Phillip Berryman traces the origins, spread, and impact of liberation theology.

Author: Phillip Berryman

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 9780307831606

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Liberation theology has become an essential component of almost every major debate over Latin America today. It has changed the face of political life in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Haiti; contributed to the rise of “people power” in the Philippines; even played a role in the growing discontent of debt-plagued Brazil. Now, using the plainspoken approach that made his Inside Central America the indispensable book on current affairs in the region, Phillip Berryman traces the origins, spread, and impact of liberation theology. He shows how its proponents have radically reinterpreted basic Biblical themes (such as the Creation and the Exodus) from the perspective of the poor and isenfranchised. By not asking “What must I believe?” but rather “What is to be done?” they make a direct connection between religious beliefs and political life.
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Liberation Theology

Liberation Theology

In the past twenty-five years, liberation theology has emerged as one of the most influential, challenging, and controversial movements in modern theology.

Author: Curt Cadorette

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781592446735

Category: Religion

Page: 318

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In the past twenty-five years, liberation theology has emerged as one of the most influential, challenging, and controversial movements in modern theology. Whether in its Asian, African, Latin American, or African-American forms, liberation theology has undertaken to reexamine the dimensions of Christian faith from the perspective of the marginalized and oppressed. Here, at last, is a collection of readings from a cross-section of the world's leading exponents of liberation theology, designed to offer an overview of liberation theology and its central themes. Topics included are methodology, christology, ecclesiology, and spirituality. Each chapter includes a helpful introduction and questions for discussion, making this an ideal introductory text for students, as well as scholars and other general readers. Contributors: Maria Pilar Aquino Tissa Balasuriya Dominique Barbe Clodovis Boff Leonardo Boff Ernesto Cardenal Chung Hyun Kyung James H. Cone Jean-Marc Ela Ivone Gebara Gustavo Gutierrez Mary Hunt Sallie McFague Mary John Mananzan Carlos Mesters Anne Nasimiyu-Wasike Sun Ai Park Jon Sobrino Charles Villa-Vicencio Yong Ting Jin
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Liberation Theology After the End of History

Liberation Theology After the End of History

Using the postmodern critical theory of Deleuze and Foucault, Bell investigates the nature of capitalism, its effect upon human desire and the response of the Church to this social phenomenon.

Author: Daniel M. Bell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415243032

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Daniel Bell assesses the impact of Christian resistance to capitalism in Latin America, and the implications of theological debates that have emerged from this. He uses postmodern critical theory to investigate capitalism, its effect upon human desire and the Church's response to it, in a thorough account of the rise, failure and future prospects of Latin American liberation theology.
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Religion and Politics in Latin America

Religion and Politics in Latin America

This volume concentrates on Liberation Theology and Christian Democracy. Nicaragua and Venezuela are used as case studies of how these two philosophies have fared when vested with political power.

Author: Edward A. Lynch

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173023077213

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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What drives religious people to act in politics? In Latin America, as in the Middle East, religious belief is a primary motivating factor for politically active citizens. Concluding that religious motivations are important in their own right, Lynch challenges traditional views and raises important questions about the relationship between religion and politics in Latin America. This volume concentrates on Liberation Theology and Christian Democracy. Nicaragua and Venezuela are used as case studies of how these two philosophies have fared when vested with political power. For Latin American scholars, this timely volume describes the motivations behind important political actors.
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Liberation Theology

Liberation Theology

Brown explains and illuminates liberation theology for North American readers who may have no previous knowledge of this recent dynamic Christian movement.

Author: Robert McAfee Brown

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664254241

Category: Religion

Page: 143

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Brown explains and illuminates liberation theology for North American readers who may have no previous knowledge of this recent dynamic Christian movement. Growing out of the experience of oppressed people in Latin America, liberation theology lends a transforming power to both the study of the Bible and the Christian duty to work for justice for all God's people.
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The Political Theory of Liberation Theology

The Political Theory of Liberation Theology

Discusses the religious and political context of liberation theology, the state of the Latin American economy, Marxist-Christian tensions, and the ethics of reform

Author: John R. Pottenger

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791401189

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Discusses the religious and political context of liberation theology, the state of the Latin American economy, Marxist-Christian tensions, and the ethics of reform
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Along the Many Paths of God

Along the Many Paths of God

The present volume shows that Latin American theologians added new themes to the previous ones: religious pluralism, inter-religious dialogue and macro-ecumenism.

Author: José María Vigil

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825815202

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Latin American theology is associated with liberation, basic Christian communities, primacy of praxis and option for the poor. The present volume shows that Latin American theologians added new themes to the previous ones: religious pluralism, inter-religious dialogue and macro-ecumenism. It is the fruit of a program of the Theological Commission of the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians (EATWOT) in Latin America, to work out a liberating theology of religions.
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A Common Journey

A Common Journey

A Common Journey provides the first comprehensive critical comparison of two of theology's most influential movements: Black theology in the United States (BTUSA) and Latin American liberation theology (LALT).

Author: George C. L. Cummings

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781608992058

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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A Common Journey provides the first comprehensive critical comparison of two of theology's most influential movements: Black theology in the United States (BTUSA) and Latin American liberation theology (LALT). The near-simultaneous emergence and growth of these two movements is only the most obvious of the similarities between them. More importantly, both have fostered a new theology from the perspective of the disenfranchised, the powerless, and the oppressed.
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Liberation Theology and Sexuality

Liberation Theology and Sexuality

This is the paperback edition of a ground-breaking book by one of the UK's most interesting theologians of the current generation.

Author: Marcella Althaus-Reid

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 9780334041856

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Marcella Althaus-Reid has drawn together a number of the most exciting Liberation Theologians currently working in Latin America and beyond whose work offers a wider and more complex critique of reality which is prepared to engage with issues of sexuality, race, gender, culture, globalization and new forms of popular piety. The contributors show that Christianity in Latin America cannot avoid taking into account and engaging with issues concerning sexuality and poverty when reflecting on the construction of Christian faith and identity. They represent Liberation Theology in motion: dynamic, unsettling, still struggling with orthodoxy while engaging in the broad struggle for justice that includes sexual justice. This is the paperback edition of a ground-breaking book by one of the UK's most interesting theologians of the current generation.
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Jesus and Liberation

Jesus and Liberation

This book examines how liberation theologians Leonardo Boff, Jon Sobrino, Juan L. Segundo and others have elaborated a christology, a story about Jesus, that addresses the oppression under which the majority of Latin Americans live.

Author: Carlos R. Piar

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: IND:30000043759798

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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This book examines how liberation theologians Leonardo Boff, Jon Sobrino, Juan L. Segundo and others have elaborated a christology, a story about Jesus, that addresses the oppression under which the majority of Latin Americans live. The book seeks to point out methodological and rhetorical weaknesses and inconsistencies that undermine the validity, persuasiveness and, hence, efficacy of the liberationist discourse. The book challenges liberation theologians to construct a christology that would be as coherent in its development and proclamation as it would be liberating. The book also focuses on such areas as liberation theology, christology, theological method, hermeneutics, and Christian ethics.
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An Introduction to Liberation Theology

An Introduction to Liberation Theology

In this introductory text, Turner explains Liberation Theologians' fight for democratic socialism, demands for radical economic structural change, attempts to raise the consciousness of the poor, and their challenge to traditional roles ...

Author: J. David Turner

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 081919137X

Category: Religion

Page: 129

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Liberation theology is one of the most influential theologies of the twentieth century in its attempt to ground social, economic, political, and religious structures with Jesus' second commandment to 'love your neighbor as yourself'. In this introductory text, Turner explains Liberation Theologians' fight for democratic socialism, demands for radical economic structural change, attempts to raise the consciousness of the poor, and their challenge to traditional roles within the Catholic Church with the goal of giving the laity a stronger voice.
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A Theology of Liberation

A Theology of Liberation

This is the credo and seminal text of the movement which was later characterized as liberation theology.

Author: Gustavo Gutiérrez

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 0334028531

Category: Liberation theology

Page: 400

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"This is the credo and seminal text of the movement known as liberation theology. The book burst upon the theological sscene in the early seventies, and was swiftly acknowledged as a pioneering and prophetic approach which famously made a preferential option for the poor, placing the exploited and the economically downtrodden at the centre of a programme to redeem God's people from bondage." -- BOOK JACKET.
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