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By John Parratt

ISBN-10: 0511216297

ISBN-13: 9780511216299

ISBN-10: 0521793351

ISBN-13: 9780521793353

The worth of this paintings won't fit as much as its price-point for plenty of, yet i discovered it to be a useful advent to a few of the modes of inspiration and theologizing being performed outdoor of first-world contexts. Aiming to function an creation to an overwhelmingly immense and intricate box, (the theologies of the vast majority of Christianity in under two hundred pages?) this publication accomplishes what it units out to do good, delivering concise summaries of a few of the movers and shakers of their respective continent and common instructions of the discussion and learn. the fast bibliographies concluding each one essay give you the unitiated with a useful route to persist with for extra in-depth examine if this is the case wanted. This Western reader used to be particularly compelled to reassess many features of hermeneutics, authority and acculteration concerning theology and the undying message of the Church. All in all, a great, if no longer too short paintings that expectantly won't intimidate too many dealers with its excessive MSRP.

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For reasons of space, but also because we move, both in the religious and in the social, economic, political and cultural areas into an unexplored and changing space, I will simply make some general comments on possible theological developments in the near future. e. pre-Colombian) spiritualities and diverse syncretistic popular creations – popular, indigenous, Afro-American – which had been hidden, ignored or persecuted; and finally, by conflicts and theological and ideological tensions in more traditional churches, including Roman Catholicism; (b) a cultural field enriched by the new awareness of ethnic, regional, gender identities and at the same time conditioned by the globalisation of massive means of communication and the imposition of cultural models of diverse origin; (c) a political and social situation almost totally conditioned by the ‘neo-liberal’ economic model, the immediate results of which, whatever the idyllic images of the Latin America 39 perfect future may be, have meant so far the concentration of economic power, the growing precariousness of work, the growth of unemployment and the social, health and educational vulnerability of large sectors of the population, the growth of marginality, delinquency and anomy, the scepticism towards political action in our condition of purely formal democracies, and the appearance of social movements of different types whose role and weight in society we cannot yet evaluate with any clarity.

Modern Latin America. Oxford Albornoz, N. S. ) 1985. Historia de Am´erica Latina. ). Madrid 42 jose miguez bonino LATIN AMERICAN CHURCH HISTORY Prien, H-J. 1978. Die Geschichte des Christentums in Lateinamerika. G¨ottingen 1985. La historia del Cristianismo en Am´erica Latina. Salamanca Bastian, J. P. 1990. Historia del Protestantismo en Am´erica Latina. Mexico Dussel, E. 1981. A History of the Church in Latin America. Grand Rapids, Mich. Goodpasture, H. MacK. 1989. Cross and Sword: An Eyewitness History of Christianity in Latin America.

Is it possible to move beyond these remarks on ‘the conditions of production’ of a responsible Latin American theology as we move into the third millennium? We can at least open a discussion on some areas: (a) In the last ten years we have experienced in the Protestant/Evangelical churches a growing encounter, cooperation and coincidence around social, ethical and spiritual concerns that grow from the everyday experience of their members. The very seriousness of the issues our people are facing – poverty, uncertainty, despair – challenges our Christian responsibility and we are all led to try to find together ways of responding to ‘the cry of the people’.

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