Another Possible World

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Not since the 'Theology in the Americas' conferences and the heyday of EATWOT
(Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologies) in the late 70's, have the most important theologians the world over met to discuss the future of theology and our globe. The World Forum on Theology and Liberation took place in Brazil in 2005 and was the meeting of the world's foremost thinkers and theologians concerned with contextual or liberation theologies. This book offers the reader a selection...
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Overview

Not since the 'Theology in the Americas' conferences and the heyday of EATWOT
(Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologies) in the late 70's, have the most important theologians the world over met to discuss the future of theology and our globe. The World Forum on Theology and Liberation took place in Brazil in 2005 and was the meeting of the world's foremost thinkers and theologians concerned with contextual or liberation theologies. This book offers the reader a selection of the contributions to the first World Forum on Theology and Liberation, and as such offers readers a unique opportunity to read in English for the first time, many of the discussions, beliefs and aspirations. The ontributors believe that another world is in fact possible - one where justice will reign. This book provides the basis of their agendas and vision for the future. Without another understanding of God, without different religious practices and different theologies, another possible world cannot be built. The World Forum on Theology and Liberation is a product of the urgency tied to the hopes of the millions who participate in building a better future across the globe. The themes covered here include challenges and opportunities for religion in the 21st century ,power, poverty and slavery, finding a middle ground between fundamentalism and modernity, differences in social contexts,
languages and images of God, ethnic- cultural traditions and globalisation. Different chapters include European, African, Indian and American perspectives.

Marcella Althaus-Reid was Professor of Contextual Theology at the University of Edinburgh. Ivan Petrella is Assistant Professor at the University of Miami. Luiz Carlos Susin is General Secretary of the World Forum on Theology and Liberation and editor of Teologia para Outro Mundo Possivel

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     vii
Series Editors' Preface     ix
List of Contributors     xi
A World Forum for a Global Liberation Theology   Luiz Carlos Susin     1
Two Urgent Utopias for the Twenty-first Century   Leonardo Boff     4
Religion for Another Possible World   Tissa Balasuriya     10
Difficulties and Opportunities for Theology in Today's World   Ulrich Duchrow     16
Class, Sex and the Theologian: Reflections on the Liberationist Movement in Latin America   Marcella Althaus-Reid     23
The Future of Religion: Between Fundamentalism and Modernity   Claude Geffre     39
Challenges and Possibilities facing Theology Today   Deenabandhu Manchala     52
Trajectories and Perspectives: The European Case   Rosino Gibellini     61
Theology, Spirituality and the Market   Jung Mo Sung     67
Theology and Liberation: The African Agenda   Emmanuel Martey     80
Theologies in the USA   Dwight Hopkins     94
Notes on God and Gender   Elsa Tamez     102
God, Ethnic-Cultural Traditions and Globalization   James Massey     107
Social Context, Language and Images ofGod   Wanda Deifelt     118
Indian Theologies: Retrospect and Prospects, A Sociopolitical Perspective   Felix Wilfred     131
Theology and Liberation: Juan Luis Segundo and Three Takes on Secular Inventiveness   Ivan Petrella     162
A Theology for Another Possible World is Possible   Juan Jose Tamayo Acosta     178
Afterword     194
Index of Names and Subjects     197

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