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Contextual Theology for Latin America Liberation Themes in Evangelical Perspective

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In the context of Latin America, the theology of liberation is both dominant and world renowned. However, this context and the pursuit of theological relevance belong also to other voices. Orlando E. Costas, Samuel Escobar, J. Andrew Kirk, Emilio A. Nunez, and C. René Padilla are thinkers who have sought to bring an evangelical understanding of liberation to the people of Latin America. Despite their influence on national and international theology and despite their transformative contribution to the praxis of churches ministering in contexts of poverty, their thought has not been systematized to date. This work deals with this lacuna, presenting the vitality of Latin American evangelical theology, which seeks to be biblical, relevant, and missiologically effective, thus offering a liberation that is holistic and grounded in the kingdom of God. Bookseller Inventory # HEACONTEX

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Synopsis: In the context of Latin America, the theology of liberation is both dominant and world renowned. However, this context and the pursuit of theological relevance belong also to other voices. Orlando E. Costas, Samuel Escobar, J. Andrew Kirk, Emilio A. Núñez and C. René Padilla are thinkers who have sought to bring an evangelical understanding of liberation to the people of Latin America. Despite their influence on national and international theology and despite their transformative contribution to the praxis of churches ministering in contexts of poverty, their thought has not been systematized to dates. This work deals with this lacuna presenting the vitality of Latin American evangelical theology which seeks to be biblical, relevant and missiologically effective, thus offering a liberation which is holistic and grounded in the kingdom of God.

About the Author: Sharon E. Heaney was educated at Carrickfergus Grammar School and Queens University, Belfast. She holds an honours degree from Queens University in Theology and Hispanic Studies. Presently, Dr. Heaney teaches Religious Studies at Bloxham School, Oxfordshire, England. She lives in Oxford with her husband, Robert, and son, Sam.

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