Liberation Theology / Edition 1

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Overview

Brown explains and illuminates liberation theology for North American readers who may have no previous knowledge of this recent dynamic Christian movement. Growing out of the experience of oppressed people in Latin America, liberation theology lends a transforming power to both the study of the Bible and the Christian duty to work for justice for all God's people.

Brown explains and illuminates liberation theology for North American readers who may have no previous knowledge of this recent dynamic Christian movement. Growing out of the experience of oppressed people in Latin America, liberation theology lends a transforming power to both the study of the Bible and the Christian duty to work for justice for all God's people.

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Brown introduces liberation theology as lived reality, revealing experiences he had in Central America that brought him new understanding of people and Christian community. His trip altered his perspective on commitment and hope, as well as on Columbus and other conquerors, and showed him a deeper encounter with God through justice-making. Brown (Pacific School of Religion) criticizes U.S. policy regarding Central America and encourages Christian witness and risk-taking on behalf of justice. This book makes liberation theology ``come alive'' by introducing it emotionally and spiritually, rather than as a merely intellectual concept. Recommended for public and seminary libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664254247
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1993
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 677,591
  • Lexile: 1340L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.37 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Author's Note
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Situating Ourselves 1
A New Way of Understanding People (the human side of God's story) 19
Making Connections
The Human Story and God's Story
Four Recurring Themes
2 A New Way of Seeing the World (1492 and all that) 35
Different Ways of Using the Past
Learning from Las Casas
A New Starting Point - And Three Follow-ups
3 A New Way of Encountering God ("to know God is to do justice") 51
Theology as a Love Letter
Theology as the "Second Act"
Critical Reflection on Praxis in the Light of the Word of God
The Good News of Liberation
Jesus as Liberator
To Know God Is to Do Justice
4 A New Way of Being the Church (the genie that won't go back in the bottle) 69
The Discovery of the Future - A Look at the Past
The Discovery of One Another - The Base Communities
The Discovery of the Bible - A Charter for Change
The Discovery of Conflict - A Look at the Structures
5 Can There Be a New Way for Us? (1) (liberation theology and North America) 89
Stop...
...Look...
...and Listen
It's Kairos Time...
6 Can There Be a New Way for Us? (2) (our own liberation theology) 107
Is It Kairos Time for Us?
Three Cautions
Some Next Steps
A Concluding Biblical Image: Servants in Pharaoh's Court
Study Questions 129
Notes and Resources 133
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