Las Casas: In Search of the Poor of Jesus Christ by Gustavo Gutierrez, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Las Casas: In Search of the Poor of Jesus Christ

Las Casas: In Search of the Poor of Jesus Christ

by Gustavo Gutierrez
     
 

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In this passionate work, the pioneering author of 'A Theology of Liberation' delves into the life, thought, and contemporary meaning of Bartolome de Las Casas, sixteenth-century Dominican priest, prophet, and "Defender of the Indians" in the New World. Writing against the backdrop of the fifth centenary of the conquest of the Americas, Gutierrez seeks in the

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In this passionate work, the pioneering author of 'A Theology of Liberation' delves into the life, thought, and contemporary meaning of Bartolome de Las Casas, sixteenth-century Dominican priest, prophet, and "Defender of the Indians" in the New World. Writing against the backdrop of the fifth centenary of the conquest of the Americas, Gutierrez seeks in the remarkable figure of Las Casas the roots of a different history and a gospel uncontaminated by force and exploitation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592441389
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.88(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Gustavo Gutierrez, a Native of Lima, Peru, was educated in Lima, Chile, and Europe and was ordained in 1959. In his work, Gutierrez's theological training is joined with his experience of living and working among the poor of Rimac, a Lima slum, where he also founded and directs the Bartolome de Las Casas Center. He is Professor of Theology at the Catholic University in Lima and advisor to the National Union of Catholic Students. His books include the classic 'A Theology of Liberation', 'We Drink from Our Own Wells: The Spiritual Journey of a People', 'On Job: God-Talk and The Suffering of the Innocent', and 'The God of Life'.

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