Handbook Of U.S. Theologies Of Liberation

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The purpose of this handbook is to introduce the reader to Christian concepts from the perspective of U.S. marginalized communities. It explores the interrelationship between religion, community, and culture in the social context of different marginalized groups, specifically those rooted in the African American, Amerindian, Asian American, feminist, gay/lesbian, and Hispanic experiences, and their impact on the development of U.S. theologies of liberation. The handbook gives attention to the history, nature, ...
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Overview

The purpose of this handbook is to introduce the reader to Christian concepts from the perspective of U.S. marginalized communities. It explores the interrelationship between religion, community, and culture in the social context of different marginalized groups, specifically those rooted in the African American, Amerindian, Asian American, feminist, gay/lesbian, and Hispanic experiences, and their impact on the development of U.S. theologies of liberation. The handbook gives attention to the history, nature, sources, and development of these theologies and the theologians who contributed to their formation. Of particular interest is how Handbook of U.S. Theologies of Liberation clearly distinguishes both the differences and similarities between these U.S. theologies and their Latin American counterparts. The handbook is divided into two sections: Thematic Essays that provide a general overview of a specific theological theme from the perspectives of different marginalized groups; and Contextual Essays that focus on the specific contributions of scholars from various racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780827214484
  • Publisher: Christian Board of Publication
  • Publication date: 11/10/2004
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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Miguel A. De La Torre is an ordained Southern Baptist minister and teaches Christian social ethics at Iliff School of Theology. He is the author of more than fourteen books and has recently published Out of the Shadows into the Light: Christianity and Homosexuality.

Miguel A. De La Torre is an ordained Southern Baptist minister and teaches Christian social ethics at Iliff School of Theology. He is the author of more than fourteen books and has recently published Out of the Shadows into the Light: Christianity and Homosexuality.

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Table of Contents

1 God 6
2 Christ 16
3 The Holy Spirit 31
4 Trinity 46
5 Church 59
6 Anthropology 70
7 Scripture 85
8 Ethics 101
9 Sin 110
10 Spirituality 117
11 Eschatology 129
12 Latin American liberation theology 140
13 African Americans 154
14 Hispanics 162
15 Asian Americans 173
16 Black theology 185
17 Latino/a theology 204
18 Asian American theology 218
19 American Indian traditions 230
20 Feminist theology 247
21 Lesbian and gay theologies 264
22 Theology of the poor 274
23 Environmental racism 281
24 Postcolonialism & liberation 288
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