Liberating The Future

Liberating The Future

by Joerg Rieger
     
 

What are the prospects for liberation theology and the social change it espouses? What can liberation theologies learn from each other?

Writing from a variety of social locations—the African American community, the feminist struggle, and tensions within Europe, North America, and Latin America—these exciting and enlightening thinkers reflect on the

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What are the prospects for liberation theology and the social change it espouses? What can liberation theologies learn from each other?

Writing from a variety of social locations—the African American community, the feminist struggle, and tensions within Europe, North America, and Latin America—these exciting and enlightening thinkers reflect on the vastly changed context of and challenges to liberation. Yet they find common concerns and cause. They espouse religious reflection that attends closely to those pushed to the margins (even though on the surface things seem to be improving), to shifting structures of oppression, and especially to global economic structures as they affect specific locales.

For all those interested in the survival and growth of justice-oriented religious commitment, this volume signals concrete and exciting new directions for thought and action.

Participants include:
John B. Cobb, Jr., Claremont School of Theology
Gustavo Gutierrez, Instituto Bartalome de Las Casas, Rimac, Peru
M. Douglas Meeks, Wesley Theological Seminary
Jurgen Moltmann, University of Tubingen
Joerg M. Rieger, Perkins School of Theology
Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, Chicago Theological Seminary
Gayraud S. Wilmore, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800631437
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
1,492,138
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
1Introduction: Watch the Money1
2On Becoming a Traitor: The Academic Liberation Theologian and the Future14
3Liberation Theology and the Global Economy27
4Economy and the Future of Liberation Theology in North America43
5Political Theology and Theology of Liberation60
6Black Consciousness: Stumbling Block or Battering Ram?81
7Liberation Theology and the Future of the Poor96
8Developing a Common Interest Theology from the Underside124
9New Birth of Conscience142
Notes150
Index165

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