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Author Tombs, David, 1965-

Title Latin American liberation theology / by David Tombs
Published Boston : Brill Academic Publishers, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 334 pages)
Series Religion in the Americas series, 1542-1279 ; v. 1
Religion in the Americas series ; v. 1. 1542-1279
Contents Part 1 Power and Privilege: 1492-1959 1 -- Chapter 1 Conquest and Colonialism, 1492-1808 3 -- Chapter 2 Independence and Neo-colonialism, 1808-1929 26 -- Chapter 3 From Depression to Development, 1930-1959 48 -- Part 2 Engaging the World: 1960-1969 65 -- Chapter 4 Reform and Renewal, 1960-1965 67 -- Chapter 5 An Atmosphere of Liberation, 1965-1969 87 -- Part 3 The Preferential Option for the Poor: 1970-1979 117 -- Chapter 6 A New Way of Doing Theology 119 -- Chapter 7 Justice, Socialism, and Revolution 137 -- Chapter 8 The Church of the Poor 158 -- Chapter 9 Reading the Word and the World 178 -- Part 4 The God of Life: 1980-1989 201 -- Chapter 10 Deepening the Commitment and Expanding the View 203 -- Chapter 11 Defending the Faith 227 -- Chapter 12 Facing the Feminist Challenge 256 -- Part 5 Crisis of Hope: The 1990s 271 -- Chapter 13 End of an Era? 273
Summary David Tombs offers an accessible introduction to the theological challenges raised by Latin American Liberation and a new contribution to how these challenges might be understood as a chronological sequence. Liberation theology emerged in the 1960s in Latin America and thrived until it reached a crisis in the 1990s. This work traces the distinct developments in thought through the decades, thus presenting a contextual theology. The book is divided into five main sections: the historical role of the church from Columbus's arrival in 1492 until the Cuban revolution of 1959; the reform and renewal decade of the 1960s; the transitional decade of the 1970s; the revision and redirection of liberation theology in the 1980s; and a crisis of relevance in the 1990s. This book offers insights into liberation theology's profound contributions for any socially engaged theology of the future and is crucial to understanding liberation theology and its legacies. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-317) and index
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Subject Liberation theology.
Theology, Doctrinal -- Latin America -- History
Liberation theology.
Theologie der Befreiung
Theology, Doctrinal.
Théologie de la libération.
Théologie dogmatique.
Latin America.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002011568
ISBN 9004496467