Liberation Theologies in the United States: An Introduction

Liberation Theologies in the United States: An Introduction

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

ISBN-10: 0814727654

ISBN-13: 9780814727652

Pub. Date: 03/08/2010

Publisher: New York University Press

Since the founding of the United States, religion has been used to justify 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

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Since the founding of the United States, religion has been used to justify 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.

This volume brings together a stellar group of liberation theologians to provide a broad introduction to the historical development, context, theory, and goals of a variety of U.S. liberation theologies, from feminist, womanist, and gay/lesbian to Black, Latino, Asian American, and Native American theologies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814727652
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
03/08/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
773,234
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 Black Theology Anthony B. Finn 15

2 Womanist Theology Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas 37

3 Latina Theology Nancy Pineda-Madrid 61

4 Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology Benjam?n Valent?n 86

5 Asian American Theology Andrew Sung Park 115

6 Asian American Feminist Theology Grace Ji-Sun Kim 131

7 Native Feminist Theology Andrea Smith 149

8 American Indian Theology George (Tink) Tinker 168

9 Gay and Lesbian Theologies Robert E. Shore-Goss 181

10 Feminist Theology Mary McClintock Fulkerson 209

About the Contributors 227

Index 231

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