Feet-on-the-Ground Theology: A Brazilian Journey

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This fascinating account of theologian Clodovis Boff's five-month missionary journey among the people of western Brazil offers a unique and inspiring view of a people in the process of liberation. Boff records the day-to-day details of his travels and encounters among the rubber gatherers of the remote jungle regions, with the members of basic Christian communities in small towns, and with the priests and lay leaders engaged in pastoral work among the poor. He shares the life, work, struggles, and concerns of ...

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Overview

This fascinating account of theologian Clodovis Boff's five-month missionary journey among the people of western Brazil offers a unique and inspiring view of a people in the process of liberation. Boff records the day-to-day details of his travels and encounters among the rubber gatherers of the remote jungle regions, with the members of basic Christian communities in small towns, and with the priests and lay leaders engaged in pastoral work among the poor. He shares the life, work, struggles, and concerns of these people engaged in their various tasks. From these observations and reflections one can see everyday experience and theological insight arising one from the other. Feet-on-the-Ground Theology reveals the basic dimensions of grassroots liberation theology, providing a portrait of the church of the poor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606080115
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Pages: 204

Meet the Author

Clodovis Boff, born in Concordia, Brazil, is a Servite priest and a professor of theology at the Catholic University of Sao Paulo. He also works with the poor in basic Christian communities and assists in pastoral work in favelas. Among his books are Theology and Praxis and (with Leonardo Boff) Introducing Liberation Theology.

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Cardinal Aloisio Lorscheider     ix
Preface     xi
Acronyms     xv
Some Special Terms     xvii
In the Heart of the Endless Jungle
The World of Faith and the World of the Jungle Dwellers     3
Beauty and Humanity in the Wilds     25
Apostolic Communities     43
Communities and Leaders
BCCs: The People of Revelation     67
A Community Walking on Its Own Two Feet     75
The "Four Great Fidelities"     84
The Diakonia of Liberation     95
Retreat: Toward an Incarnate Spirituality     105
Community and the Lord's Supper as Described in the Acts of the Apostles     126
Evangelicals and Justice     135
A Church under Construction     161
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