Item description for Confronting the Mystery of God: Political, Liberation, and Public Theologies by Gaspar Martinez, David Tracy & Gustavo Gutierrez...
Overview This fascinating work of theological scholarship offers an exceptionally broad scope and powerful unifying theme. Martinez offers penetrating interpretations of three major contemporary theologians working on three continents, in quite dissimilar historical, cultural, social, and economic situations.
Publishers Description This volume examines the three major movements in Roman Catholic theology seen during the last three decades of the 20th century, political, liberation and public theologies, together with their main exponents.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.72" Width: 5.58" Height: 1.04" Weight: 1.11 lbs.
Release Date May 13, 2002
Publisher Continuum International Publishing Group
ISBN 0826413870 ISBN13 9780826413871
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More About Gaspar Martinez, David Tracy & Gustavo Gutierrez
Gaspar Martinez has a degree from the London School of Economics and a doctorate from the University of Chicago. He is Secretary General of the Diocese of Bilbao, in the Basque Country, where he also teaches at the Diocesan Institute for Theological and Pastoral Studies. He is European Chaplain of Pax Romane ICMICA (International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs).
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Thinking Toward the Meaning of God . . . from 3 Contexts Jun 22, 2002
For those concerned about the intellectual mediation of contemporary Catholic faith, the way its meaning can be brought authentically into contemporary thought, this intelligent and probing book provides a rich account of the proximate background, especially Karl Rahner's theology, and then presents three case studies of major theologians and master teachers: Johann Baptist Metz from Germany, Gustavo Gutierrez from Peru, and David Tracy from the United States. The author gives balanced, lucid accounts of each theology and rich descriptions of the institutional and historical situation of each thinker. By viewing each intellectual as situated in a particular context and generation and then tracing the way the context and period shape, in each case, the way immediate foundational questions are raised and responded to, Martinez invites readers--not to become anybody's disciples--but to undertake the analogous task of foundational reflection in their own settings. Whatever the starting points of this inquiry are (postwar Germany, postcolonial Latin America, postmodern America), the author shows how each theologian moves ineluctably into questions about the meaning and reality of the mystery of God that seem to lure him on and gather up all his interests and desires. An important study for educated Catholics and others interested in serious contemporary theology, it reminds us that the true study of all "theology" is what it is we mean when we say "God."