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Gustavo Guti_rrez: An Introduction to Liberation Theology

Brown, Robert McAfee

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ISBN 10: 0883445972 / ISBN 13: 9780883445976
Published by Orbis, 1990
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Paperback. Ink underlining through first 35 pages; clean after. Wrappers are slightly edge worn and scuffed; faded to spine. 224 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 498817

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Title: Gustavo Guti_rrez: An Introduction to ...

Publisher: Orbis

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Soft cover

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Here is a definitive introduction to liberation theology through the life and work of its most significant proponent, Gustavo Gutierrez. Robert McAfee Brown draws extensively on Gutierrez's own writings (some never published in English) and on personal conversations with him. Brown clearly and compellingly presents the basics of liberation theology and the differences between North American and Latin American theologies. The form of Gustavo Gutierrez is that of a drama. Brown's initial "program notes" introduce and situate the "author" the "actors" the "critics" He sets the stage with a history of church and state in Latin America and introduces its definitive figures, themes, and milestones. A collective biography of Gutierrez's spiritual predecessors is followed by a biography of Gutierrez himself, which takes critical account of his works. Then we are ready, dramatically and theologically, to move to the first act: that of commitment to the poor. The second act, in two scenes, explores first liberation theology's method of critical reflection on praxis and also its content: nothing less than the Word of God. Brown delves next into the controversies and criticisms Gutierrez faces, especially the challenges from authorities in Rome. Finally, in act three, readers discover that in this particular drama, they too are "on stage" and must take part by reflecting on what this drama really means for them.

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Robert McAfee Brown was Professor Emeritus of Theology and Ethics at the Pacific School of Theology, Berkeley. He is the author of numerous books, including Unexpected News: Reading the Bible with Third World Eyes, and Spirituality of Liberation.

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