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Amnesty Of Grace

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"This study explores the meaning of justification in the framework of Latin American theology of liberation, which is a particular way of doing theology welcomed by both Catholics and Protestants. In this theology, the poor, 'oppressed and believing,' constitute the privileged locus of theology. That is to say, theology is done from their reality of oppression-liberation and their experience of God. Every great theological theme, every biblical reading, must be reexamined from that angle of vision." (from the Introduction, by Elsa Tamez)
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Overview

"This study explores the meaning of justification in the framework of Latin American theology of liberation, which is a particular way of doing theology welcomed by both Catholics and Protestants. In this theology, the poor, 'oppressed and believing,' constitute the privileged locus of theology. That is to say, theology is done from their reality of oppression-liberation and their experience of God. Every great theological theme, every biblical reading, must be reexamined from that angle of vision." (from the Introduction, by Elsa Tamez)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687009343
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 1/19/1993
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 0.48 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 13
Pt. I Justification by Faith in Latin America: Toward a Reformulation of the Doctrine 17
Ch. 1 Perspectives on Justification by Faith from Latin America 19
Ch. 2 Challenges from Latin America to Justification by Faith 37
Pt. II Justification by Faith: A Liberating Theology in Paul 45
Ch. 3 Paul and His Context 47
Ch. 4 Justification by Faith in Paul's Letters Prior to Romans 65
Ch. 5 Justification by Faith in Romans 93
Pt. III Justification As an Affirmation of Life: Toward a Theological Reconstruction 119
Ch. 6 From a Biblical-Hermeneutical Reading to a Theological Rereading 121
Ch. 7 Justification by Faith and the Threatened Life of the Poor 129
Ch. 8 Justification as the Affirmation of the Life of All 141
Ch. 9 Observations on the Meaning of the Sacrifice of Christ, Judgment, and Forgiveness 155
Ch. 10 Justification by Faith: Good News to the Excluded 165
Abbreviations 167
Notes 169
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