Liberating The Future

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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: 11/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Watch the Money 1
2 On Becoming a Traitor: The Academic Liberation Theologian and the Future 14
3 Liberation Theology and the Global Economy 27
4 Economy and the Future of Liberation Theology in North America 43
5 Political Theology and Theology of Liberation 60
6 Black Consciousness: Stumbling Block or Battering Ram? 81
7 Liberation Theology and the Future of the Poor 96
8 Developing a Common Interest Theology from the Underside 124
9 New Birth of Conscience 142
Notes 150
Index 165
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