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Introducing liberation theology

Introducing liberation theology

Author: Leonardo Boff; Clodovis Boff
Publisher: Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©1987.
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Boff, Leonardo.
Introducing liberation theology.
Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©1987
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonardo Boff; Clodovis Boff
ISBN: 0883445751 9780883445754 0883445506 9780883445501
OCLC Number: 15366399
Notes: Translation of: Como fazer teologia da libertação.
Description: xi, 99 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The basic question: How to be a Christian in a world of destitution --
The three levels of Liberation Theology: professional, pastoral, popular --
How Liberation Theology is done --
Key themes of Liberation Theology --
A concise history of Liberation Theology --
Liberation Theology worldwide --
From out of the oppressed: a new humanity.
Other Titles: Como fazer teologia da libertação.
Responsibility: Leonardo Boff, Clodovis Boff ; translated from the Portuguese by Paul Burns.

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by hytekswytek (WorldCat user on 2006-11-28)

Com-passion, "suffering with" -- Meeting the poor Christ in the poor -- The first step: liberating action, liber-a(c)tion -- The second step: faith reflects on liberating practice -- Notes -- From head to foot: A continuum of reflection -- The levels of liberation theology -- An integrated and integrating theology -- The oral and sacramental character of popular liberation theology -- Pastoral liberation theology -- How liberation theology works in practice -- The preliminary stage: Living commitment -- Three forms of commitment to the poor -- Three mediations -- Socio-analytical mediation -- Explaining the phenomenon of oppression -- Historical mediation and the struggles of the oppressed -- Relationships with Marxism -- Enlarging on the concept of "the poor" -- Hermeneutical mediation -- The Bible of the poor -- The marks of a theological-liberative hermeneutics -- Biblical books favored by liberation theology -- Recovering the great Christian tradition in the perspective of liberation -- Liberation theology and the social teaching of the church -- The creative task of theology -- Practical mediation -- Who designs the program of action? -- By way of example: How to do a "theology of land" -- Solidarity with the poor: worshiping God and communing with Christ -- Theological reasons for the option for the poor -- Theo-logical motivation -- Christological motivation -- Eschatological motivation -- Apostolic motivation -- Ecclesiological motivation -- In the final analysis, who are the poor? -- The socio-economically poor -- The evangelically poor -- Some key themes of liberation theology -- Other challenges to liberation theology -- Temptations facing liberation theology -- Antecedents -- Social and political development -- Ecclesial development -- Theological development -- Formulation -- The foundational stage -- The building stage -- The settling-in stage -- The formalization Stage -- Support and opposition -- The magisterial of the church -- A dynamic and inspiring theology -- In the third world -- In the first world -- In the second world, the Socialist bloc -- A theology with an impact -- On the universal level -- On the regional level -- On the base level -- A Public and prophetic theology -- On the civil level -- On the political level -- The historical significance of liberation theology -- Liberation: the evocative power of a word -- An appeal to all theologies -- Banner of a new society -- The dream of a truly free society.


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