Beyond Liberation Theology

Beyond Liberation Theology

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Ivan Petrella provides a bold new interpretation of liberation theology's present state and future possibilities. In so doing, he challenges a number of established pieties: Instead of staying within the accepted norm of examining liberation theologies individually as if they were closed worlds, he dares develop a framework that tackles Latin American, Black, Womanist, and Hispanic/Latino(a) theologies together; instead of succumbing to the fashionable identity politics that rules liberationist discourse, he places poverty at the forefront of concern; instead of seeking to carve out a small space for theology in a secular world, he shows that only an expansive understanding of liberation theology can deal with contemporary challenges. The end result is a wake-up call for liberation theologians everywhere and a radical new direction for liberation theology itself.Nationa€” ally, approximately 84% of adults aged 25 and over have a higha€” school diploma; in Miami a mere 53% have graduated ... However, Miamia€” Dadea#39;s 6.8 percent deepa€”poverty rate was among the highest in the state. ... a€œWe hear of professional people leaving Miami because of the high cost of living all the time, a€ said Daniella Levine, executive ... social programs that include required job training, earlya€”education intervention and better mentala€”health services are the mostanbsp;...

Title:Beyond Liberation Theology
Author: Ivan Petrella
Publisher:Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd - 2008-01

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