Liberation Theologies, Postmodernity, and the Americas

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415916585
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/1997
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

David Batstone is Assistant Professor, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Francisco. Eduardo Mendieta is Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of San Francisco. Lois Ann Lorentzen is Associate Professor, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Francisco. Dwight N. Hopkins is Associate Professor, The Divinity School, The University of Chicago.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Liberation Theology in the Economic and Social Context of Latin America: Economy and Theology, or the Irrationality of the Rationalized 25
2 When the Horizons Close upon Themselves: A Reflection on the Utopian Reason of Qohelet 53
3 Renewing the Option for the Poor 69
4 A Post-Christian and Postmodern Christianism 83
5 Black Masks on White Faces: Liberation Theology and the Quest for Syncretism in the Brazilian Context 95
6 Dancing with Chaos: Reflections on Power, Contingency, and Social Change 125
7 Writing for Liberation: Prison Testimonials from El Salvador 128
8 Charting (dis)Courses of Liberation 148
9 Vodou Resistance/Vodou Hope: Forging a Postmodernism That Liberates 169
10 William Apess: A Pequot and a Methodist Under the Sign of Modernity 188
11 Postmodernity, Black Theology of Liberation and the U.S.A.: Michel Foucault and James H. Cone 205
12 Interruptions: Critical Theory and Political Theology between Modernity and Postmodernity 222
13 Israel and Athens, or to Whom Does Anamnestic Reason Belong? On Unity in Multicultural Diversity 243
14 From Christendom to Polycentric Oikonume: Modernity, Postmodernity, and Liberation Theology 253
15 The Architectonic of the Ethics of Liberation: On Material Ethics and Formal Moralities 273
Contributors 305
Index 308
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