Liberation Theologies in the United States: An Introduction

Liberation Theologies in the United States: An Introduction

by Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas, Anthony B. Pinn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814727646

ISBN-13: 9780814727645

Pub. Date: 03/08/2010

Publisher: New York University Press

In the nascent United States, religion often functioned as a justifier of oppression. Yet while religious discourse buttressed such oppressive activities as slavery and the destruction of native populations, oppressed communities have also made use of religion to critique and challenge this abuse. As Liberation Theologies in the United States demonstrates,

Overview

In the nascent United States, religion often functioned as a justifier of oppression. Yet while religious discourse buttressed such oppressive activities as slavery and the destruction of native populations, oppressed communities have also made use of religion to critique and challenge this abuse. As Liberation Theologies in the United States demonstrates, this critical use of religion has often taken the form of liberation theologies, which use primarily Christian principles to address questions of social justice, including racism, poverty, and other types of oppression.

Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas and Anthony B. Pinn have brought together a stellar group of liberation theology scholars to provide a synthetic introduction to the historical development, context, theory, and goals of a range of U.S.-born liberation theologies. Chapters cover Black Theology, Womanist Theology, Latino/Hispanic Theology, Latina Theology, Asian American Theology, Asian American Feminist Theology, Native American Theology, Native Feminist Theology, Gay and Lesbian Theology, and Feminist Theology.

Contributors: Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Nancy Pineda-Madrid, Robert Shore-Goss, Andrea Smith, Andrew Sung Park, George (Tink) Tinker, and Benjamin Valentin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814727645
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
03/08/2010
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Black Theology
Anthony B. Pinn
2 Womanist Theology
Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas
3 Latina Theology
Nancy Pineda-Madrid
4 Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology
Benjamín Valentín
5 Asian American Theology
Andrew Sung Park
6 Asian American Feminist Theology
Grace Ji-Sun Kim
7 Native Feminist Theology
Andrea Smith
8 American Indian Theology
George (Tink) Tinker
9 Gay and Lesbian Theologies
Robert E. Shore-Goss
10 Feminist Theology
Mary McClintock Fulkerson
About the Contributors
Index

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