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The History and Politics of Latin American Theology Vol 2 [Paperback]

By Mario I. Aguilar (Author)
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The History and Politics of Latin American Theology: The Problem of Theology and Civil Society, explores the contributions of major Latin American theologians to the intellectual and pastoral discussion of Christian involvement in contemporary politics. The first volume in this trilogy examined the ecclesiastic setting created by the first generation of Liberation Theologians. This second volume picks up from here, examining a changed ecclesial setting and new theological and political challenges for Latin American theology. Here in volume II, the second and some of the third generation of Latin American theologians are examined alongside the political issues of human rights and 'the Disappeared'.This is a truly interdisciplinary book, in that where as religion and politics are often used as concepts that exist in separation, here they are devices for an interpretative project.

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The History and Politics of Latin American Theology explores the contribution of major Latin American theologians to contemporary politics. Within the Latin American context there has been a rediscovery of a fluid and sometimes contradictory relationship between the practice of religion and the practice of politics. Those with religious belief, living in that context, were forced to respond to a crisis in politics, whereby their own beliefs, practices, and way of life were pushed to the limit by human rights violations and absolutist forms of government. Responses varied widely - from the confrontation against the state in Chile, to the dissenting silence in Argentina. Whilst the first volume deals with the complex roots of liberation theology and the issue of theological generations, this second volume explores the progression of LA theologians through their involvement in social movements and the relation between the Church and civil society, as society has changed and the Christian Church become less central within that society. Mario Aguilar explores the theological contribution of the Jesuits in general and of Jon Sobrino, Ignacio Ellacuria and Juan Luis Segundo in particular. Together with those individual contributions, he examines the theological challenge of human rights abuses, the disappeared and the conflict of governance in Chiapas. In its last part, this volume outlines the theological aesthetics of Pedro Casaldaliga together with the most recent contributions to Latin American theology by two Argentinean theologians of the Diaspora: Marcella Althaus-Reid and Ivan Petrella. Mario I Aguilar was born in Chile and is Professor of Religion and Politics, and Director of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics, at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He has published extensively on the history, theology and role of the churches in Latin America and Africa as well as on the contribution of the social sciences to theology and biblical studies. This is the second of his three volumes on the History and Politics of Latin American Theology, for SCM Press.

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Studio: SCM
Pages   248
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.56" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.78"
Weight:   0.61 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 7, 2011
Publisher   SCM Press
ISBN  0334041600  
ISBN13  9780334041603  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mario I. Aguilar is Professor of Divinity and Director of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.

Mario I. Aguilar has an academic affiliation as follows - University of St Andrews, UK.

Mario I. Aguilar has published or released items in the following series...
  1. History and Politics of Latin American Theology
  2. Reclaiming Liberation Theology


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From SCM Press  Oct 1, 2007
This work explores the contribution of major Latin American theologians to the intellectual and pastoral discussion of Christian involvement in contemporary politics. The author argues that within the Latin American context there has been a rediscovery of a fluid, dualistic, and sometimes contradictory relation between the practice of religion and the practice of politics. Christians in the Latin American context were forced to respond to a general crisis in politics, whereby their own beliefs, ritual practices, and way of life was pushed to the limit by human rights violations and absolutist forms of government. The Christian response was a confrontation against the state as was the case of Chile, or a dissenting silence, as was the case of Argentina. However, the historical relations between Church and state, Christian communities and secular powers, were inscribed in literary texts in Latin America. These texts expressed an archaeology of historical and theological memory. Section 1 examines religion and politics within the ecclesial framework provided by Gustavo Gutiérrez, Jon Sobrino, and Ronaldo MuÃ. Section 2 explores the challenges to those authors by focusing on a more political critique of Christianity and society provided by Pablo Richard, Ernesto Cardenal, and Oscar Romero and section 3 examines challenges to the previous six authors by discussing religion and politics within the context of ecological theology, the feminist critique to biblical studies, and discussions on culture and the Gospel today.
 

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