Teologiá de la liberación, Perspectivas

Teologiá de la liberación, Perspectivas This Is The Credo And Seminal Text Of The Movement Which Was Later Characterized As Liberation Theology The Book Burst Upon The Scene In The Early Seventies, And Was Swiftly Acknowledged As A Pioneering And Prophetic Approach To Theology Which Famously Made An Option For The Poor, Placing The Exploited, The Alienated, And The Economically Wretched At The Centre Of A Programme Where The Oppressed And Maimed And Blind And Lame Were Prioritized At The Expense Of Those Who Either Maintained The Status Quo Or Who Abused The Structures Of Power For Their Own Ends This Powerful, Compassionate And Radical Book Attracted Criticism For Daring To Mix Politics And Religion In So Explicit A Manner, But Was Also Welcomed By Those Who Had The Capacity To See That Its Agenda Was Nothing Nor Less Than To Give Good News To The Poor , And Redeem God S People From Bondage

Gustavo Guti rrez Merino, O.P is a Peruvian theologian and Dominican priest regarded as the founder of Liberation Theology He holds the John Cardinal O Hara Professorship of Theology at the University of Notre Dame He has been professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and a visiting professor at many major universities in North America and Europe He is a member of the Peruvian Ac

❮Download❯ ➾ Teologiá de la liberación, Perspectivas ➹ Author Gustavo Gutiérrez – Uc0.info
  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • Teologiá de la liberación, Perspectivas
  • Gustavo Gutiérrez
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100)
  • 09 December 2017
  • 9780334028536

10 thoughts on “Teologiá de la liberación, Perspectivas

  1. says:

    I ve been reading theologians associated with liberation theology for the past six years, and it wasn t until this point that I began to engage with one of the forefathers of it all Early on, it was striking to me how distinctive Latin American liberation theology was from the predominantly African American strand I ve grown much familiar with Within Guti rrez s context, race is almost never mentioned and class is at the core of each argument and point This obviously makes perfect sense for the context this was written from, and doesn t erase the critical reality that Guti rrez is a Peruvian man himself, but there was still something that felt fresh about reading such a class focused take on liberation theology for me What was also striking early on was the relative orthodoxy Guti rrez remains rooted within He does such a compelling and even beautiful job of continually bridging alleged ideological divides to explain that what he s arguing for isn t a break from faithful communion with God but rather a greater fulfillment of that I ve read a number of theologians whose writing comes across brilliant and academically adept yet sterile and detached from the subject at hand I was really struck by the way Guti rrez consistently demonstrated scholarly excellence as well as a deeply moving sense of passion and vitality and adoration for the God he is writing so fervently about It s just so clear to me that he genuinely believes with his whole heart what he is introducing and advocating for here The only thing that kept this from being a five star read for me was my own biases against historical writing Although I can absolutely see how necessary it was for him to thoroughly explicate on the context he is writing from and I did learn a lot from the first half of the book that almost entirely focuses on doing that, it wasn t enjoyable for me to read through He does a good job of using an onslaught of scholars, but his voice gets lost amidst theirs and I found myself wanting to skim through until he was back at the center With that said, the second half of the book ranges from terrific to downright breathtaking He has an exceptional mix of relevant hermeneutical exegesis, exploration and expansion of other concepts in his field, and independent theological rumination What I appreciated most, and what I found to be most central to his writings, was the emphasis on praxis that sits at the heart of everything he is saying I love that his hope is not to add fodder to the abstract discussions of armchair theologians but rather to open eyes and catalyze hearts towards the enfleshed action of what he s presenting something relatively rare, and deeply appreciated.

  2. says:

    Only 5 stars 6 stars 10 stars Finally, FINALLY, a worldview that matches my own It was indescribably sweet to read a book that blends my views on faith and on society so wonderfully It took me some time to read this one I paused frequently just to think and reflect on what the author was saying I felt like I was savoring the powerful statements sprinkling every page, rolling them around in my mind like some delectable treat I can t even imagine how amazing it would be to see this book from an LDS perspective Maybe that ll be my job Or maybe I m supposed to be Catholic P

  3. says:

    This is an incredibly scholarly but also radical kick up the backside for Christian ministry and the Church It was written in the 70s and embedded in latin american politics and religion, but has huge relevance today with the increasing poverty of the poorest in the world, the complete dominance of capitalism, and the necessary Christian response to such oppression and political injustice It is the church how I wish it to be It champions the struggles of the oppressed, and urges utmost solidarity with oppressed people as the ONLY way to be fulfilling Gods love on earth increasing the humanity of all people by hearing their voices and acting on their needs and struggles, and a move towards utopia which is a vision of a just world It has had a huge effect on Christian theology since it was written, and much has been written since, but the praxis is sadly still lacking in the Church world over even if individuals are nowadays likely to hold such a theology It is thick with theory, and biblical stuff that is hard going at times, and I think would be particularly hard for a non Christian to understand, but it is worth the effort.

  4. says:

    I started reading this with basically no knowledge of catholic theology and emerged with a glimmer of understanding and respect for Gutierrez arguments so I ll count reading this book as time well spent despite the fact that I just could not follow some of Gutierrez lines of thought His lack of clarity My unfamiliarity Probably both

  5. says:

    Interesting to pair his thought with Freire s theories of liberation for education.

  6. says:

    I agree with the theology here, but there seems no need for this quantity of jargony, abstract sociological blather Full of impenetrable sentences which, after re reading, said something obvious and would have been much forceful if plain and terse I found myself looking up Bible passages in the index and reading just the exegetical parts, which were pretty good I might continue doing that a little longer since I just can t stand this prose Maybe it s an effect of translation from Spanish, or maybe that I take liberation theology for granted as it s been around for a long time The section about Utopia was especially exasperating.

  7. says:

    My interest in Liberation Theology peaked when I returned to the Catholic church after my mom passed away I had no idea that this side of catholicism existed when I was young living in the United States I read this book while I was traveling throughout Latin America It s academic but a good history lesson.

  8. says:

    A book that looks to pave a radical path for the Church to follow very much connected to the Latin American experience but still relevant today The book provides a strong argument for why Christians should give preference to the poor and work towards establishing justice and the Kingdom of God on earth Guti rrez provides a truly unique outlook, combining traditional theology with left wing and Marxist ideas In this way this book is revolutionary not only because of its proposals for change but also in its ideological impact on politico religious thought.

  9. says:

    I believe that A Theology of Liberation by Gustavo Gutierrez is a prophetic call to change for Christians in the 21st century The systems of injustice and oppression which are sustained by those in industrialized countries is a deeply embedded sin Gutierrez writes that the love of God can liberate the world from those systems so that a qualitatively different society can be constructed based not on the importance of the privileged, but on the precepts of the Kingdom of God Many will say that this is not proper theology I believe that this is a misguided understanding of the entire school of liberation theology True, it is not theology in the classic sense of academic pursuit Instead, Gutierrez advocates for orthopraxy in place of orthodoxy He claims that our beliefs should be reflections of what we do in this world And what we ought to do in this world has been taught to us in the proclamation of the Kingdom of God made by Jesus Christ.

  10. says:

    This is an incredible book and, in my opinion, is a necessary book I think that Liberation Theology is the ultimate expression of where the church needs to go It seems that with the current pope that Liberation Theology is being placed in a better light than it has been in the past twenty years It is impossible to sit at a computer and write a few sentences summing this book up This is a book that demands to be read with a group, whether that be in a classroom or with folks who are willing to launch into an analysis and discussion of the ideas contained in the book.I strongly recommend reading this book in conjunction with Pedagogy of the Oppressed by PPaulo Freire Both of these books are difficult reading, but they are vital reading These books will challenge, provoke, enrage, and change you forever.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *