Liberation Theology / Edition 1

Liberation Theology / Edition 1

by Robert Mcafee Brown
     
 

In a manner that is vivid and lively, Robert McAfee Brown explains and illuminates liberation theology for North American readers who may have no previous knowledge of this 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

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In a manner that is vivid and lively, Robert McAfee Brown explains and illuminates liberation theology for North American readers who may have no previous knowledge of this 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. With heartwarming, terrifying, and humorous stories, Brown shows the strength and significance of one of the outstanding developments in religious faith today and for the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664254247
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
04/01/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
886,686
Product dimensions:
0.37(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)
Lexile:
1340L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Author's Note
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Situating Ourselves1
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
2A 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
3A 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
4A 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
5Can There Be a New Way for Us? (1) (liberation theology and North America)89
Stop...
...Look...
...and Listen
It's Kairos Time...
6Can 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 Questions129
Notes and Resources133

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