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Liberation Theologies, Postmodernity and the Americas

By Lois Ann Lorentzen (Edited by), David Batstone (Edited by), Eduardo Mendieta (Edited by), Dwight Hopkins (Edited by)

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Format: Hardback, 320 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 25 November 1999
Simultaneously arising out of such diverse contexts as the black community in the United States, grassroots religious communities in Latin America, and feminist circles in North Atlantic countries, theologies of liberation have emerged as a resource and inspiration for people seeking social and political freedom. Over the last three decades, liberation theology has irrevocably altered religious thinking and practice throughout the Americas. Led by voices who raise up their experiences at the margins of social power, liberation theology demystifies the pretensions of the eurocentric. This text provides an examination of liberation theology, arguing that at its very root it is an attempt to rebuild theology in view of the history of massive suffering produced by empire, and to juxtapose theology to the positive affirmation of marginalized communities of faith.

About the Author

David Batstone is Assistant Professor, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Francisco. Eduardo Mendieta is Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of San Francisco. Lois Ann Lorentzen is Associate Professor, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Francisco. Dwight N. Hopkins is Associate Professor, The Divinity School, The University of Chicago.

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"A magnificent collection of essays by a stellar class of authors. The book is a timely resource for persons who want to assess the state of academic theology not only in the American academy but also in public spaces."-"The Journal of Religion "This book represents a fine collection of texts illustration the convergence of the three themes mentioned in the title."-"Charron, May 1998 "Insightful...worthwhile...."-"Religious Studies Reviews, January 1999 "This book is an informative, up-to-date introduction to liberation theology in its struggles with postmodern reality and postmodern theories."-"Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Winter 1998 "This collection raises important questions about the future of both Liberation theology and postmodernity, and, by association, Hispanic/Latino theology."-Religious Studies Review

EAN: 9780415916585
ISBN: 0415916585
Publisher: Routledge
Dimensions: 23.57 x 15.44 x 2.18 centimetres (0.59 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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