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The Cambridge Companion to Liberation Theology

2nd Edition

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Part of Cambridge Companions to Religion

Christopher Rowland, G. Gutierrez, Zöe Bennett, Bastiaan Wielenga, Edward Antonio, Mary Grey, Marcella Maria Althaus-Reid, Andrew Dawson, Gerald West, Charles Villa-Vicencio, Peter Hebblethwaite, Denys Turner, Valpy Fitzgerald, Oliver O'Donovan, Ivan Petrella
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  • Date Published: December 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521688932

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  • Liberation theology is widely referred to in discussions of politics and religion but not always adequately understood. The second edition of this Companion brings the story of the movement's continuing importance and impact up to date. Additional essays, which complement those in the original edition, expand upon the issues by dealing with gender and sexuality and the important matter of epistemology. In the light of a more conservative ethos in Roman Catholicism, and in theology generally, liberation theology is often said to have been an intellectual movement tied to a particular period of ecumenical and political theology. These essays indicate its continuing importance in different contexts and enable readers to locate its distinctive intellectual ethos within the evolving contextual and cultural concerns of theology and religious studies. This book will be of interest to students of theology as well as to sociologists, political theorists and historians.

    • New essays chart the development of liberation theology at the beginning of the 21st century
    • Includes chapters by leading liberation theologians, e.g. Gustavo Gutiérrez and Charles Villa-Vicencio
    • Surveys liberation theology by region, as well as thematically
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521688932
    • length: 340 pages
    • dimensions: 223 x 161 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword to the second edition Christopher Rowland
    Introduction: the theology of liberation Christopher Rowland
    Part I. Contemporary Liberation Theology:
    1. The task and content of liberation theology G. Gutierrez translated by Judith Condor
    2. The praxis-based epistemology of liberation theology Zöe Bennett
    3. Liberation theology in Asia Bastiaan Wielenga
    4. Black theology Edward Antonio
    5. Feminist theology: a critical theory of liberation Mary Grey
    6. Demythologising liberation theology: reflections on power, poverty and sexuality Marcella Maria Althaus-Reid
    Part II. Aspects of Liberation Theology:
    7. The origins and character of the base ecclesial community: a Brazilian perspective Andrew Dawson
    8. The Bible and the poor: a new way of doing theology Gerald West
    9. Liberation and reconstruction: the unfinished agenda Charles Villa-Vicencio
    Part III. Analysis and Criticism:
    10. Liberation theology and the Roman Catholic Church Peter Hebblethwaite
    11. Marxism, liberation theology and the way of negation Denys Turner
    12. The economics of liberation theology Valpy Fitzgerald
    13. Political theology, tradition and modernity Oliver O'Donovan
    14. Globalizing liberation theology: the American context, and coda Ivan Petrella.

  • Editor

    Christopher Rowland, University of Oxford
    Christopher Rowland is Dean Ireland Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford. His publications include Radical Christian Writings: A Reader (2002) with Andrew Bradstock.

    Contributors

    Christopher Rowland, G. Gutierrez, Zöe Bennett, Bastiaan Wielenga, Edward Antonio, Mary Grey, Marcella Maria Althaus-Reid, Andrew Dawson, Gerald West, Charles Villa-Vicencio, Peter Hebblethwaite, Denys Turner, Valpy Fitzgerald, Oliver O'Donovan, Ivan Petrella

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