Liberation Theology at the Crossroads: Democracy or Revolution? / Edition 1

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Drawing on both English and Spanish sources, this critical study examines the history, method, and doctrines of Liberation Theology. Sigmund considers the movement's origins in political circumstances in, Latin America; provides case studies of its role in Chile, Brazil, El Salvador, and Nicaragua; and critically examines the thought of the major liberation theologians and the position of the Vatican.
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"An excellent book, well organized, which makes it so valuable for college use, particularly the case studies on Chile, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. The generous information on dates, places, and individuals, in addition to the author's attention to chronology, makes of this book a most useful instrument for history courses."--Martin Poblete, Rutgers University

"A provocative and highly interesting book written by a thinker with real knowledge of liberation theology and its political implications."--Stephen J. Pope, Boston College

"An important book on an important subject. Very scholarly, yet very readable for undergraduates."--Edward Brachman, SUNY--Genesco

"In addition to providing a readable survey of liberation theology, Sigmund succeeds in proving that democracy stands as the only logical--and theologically correct--alternative for contemporary liberation theology....Sigmund displays an encyclopedic knowledge of liberation theologians."--Harvard International Review

"A solid balanced account of a complex movement."--Peter McDonough, Arizona State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195072747
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/28/1992
  • Edition description: FACSIMILE
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.19 (h) x 0.72 (d)

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Princeton University
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