Towards a Society That Serves Its People: The Intellectual Contribution of el Salvador's Murdered Jesuits

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This collection presents a representative sample of the writings of three of the six Jesuits who were slain in El Salvador on November 16, 1989. Although little known in the United States, these men were significant scholars who possessed an original conception of the university. They affirmed in difficult circumstances, the pursuit and teaching of truth as a collaborative, collegial process that transcends international boundaries.

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Overview

This collection presents a representative sample of the writings of three of the six Jesuits who were slain in El Salvador on November 16, 1989. Although little known in the United States, these men were significant scholars who possessed an original conception of the university. They affirmed in difficult circumstances, the pursuit and teaching of truth as a collaborative, collegial process that transcends international boundaries.

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This volume makes available to an English-speaking audience for the first time, a representative sample of the works of three of the six Jesuits slain at the Universidad Centro Americana in El Salvador: Ignacio Ellacuria, Ignacio Martin-Baro and Segundo Montes. They had set themselves to exploring the idea of the university and to making it practical in the light of the theology and psychology of liberation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878405237
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1991
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
I Concepts of Liberation, Faith, Justice
1 Liberation Theology and Socio-historical Change in Latin America 19
2 Utopia and Prophecy in Latin America 44
II Ethical Reflections: Human Rights, Property, Democracy
3 Fundamental Human Rights and The Legal and Political Restrictions Placed on Them 91
4 The Historicization of The Concept of Property 105
5 Reparations and Democracy 138
6 Is Democracy Possible in An Underdeveloped Country? 141
7 Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in El Salvador 158
III The University and Social Justice
8 The Challenge of The Poor Majority 171
9 Is A Different Kind of University Possible? 177
10 The University, Human Rights, and The Poor Majority 208
11 Developing A Critical Consciousness through The University Curriculum 220
IV Power and Social Structure
12 What is the Dominant Mode of Production in El Salvador? 245
13 Classes and Social Movements in El Salvador 253
14 El Salvador: Its Land, Epicenter of the Crisis 269
15 The True Social Place of the Church 283
16 The Appeal of the Far Right 293
17 From Dirty War to Psychological War 306
V The Psychology of Liberation
18 Towards A Liberation Psychology 319
19 Violence in Central America: A Social Psychological Perspective 333
20 From Religion as Opium to Religion as Liberating Faith 347
Bibliography 371
The Publications of Ignacio Ellacuria 373
The Publications of Ignacio Martin-Baro 383
The Publications of Segundo Montes 390
References Cited in the Text 395
Key to Abbreviations & Acronyms 405
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