Liberation Theologies on Shifting Grounds: A Clash of Socio-economic and Cultural Paradigms

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Georges de Schrijver
Peeters Publishers, 1998 - 460 էջ
Besides their insistence on praxis and the application of the Word of God to a given situation, Liberation Theologies make ample use of tools of analysis to uncover root causes of oppression. Now, it is precisely with respect to these tools that Liberation Theologies today find themselves on shifting grounds. In intra-ecclesiastical circles cultural concerns have come to replace socio-economic analysis, whereas after the implosion of the East Bloc the liberationists proper also pay more attention to the issues of gender, ecology, and indigenous movements. The contributions to this volume, originating from various continents, discuss to what extent this shift in emphasis is desirable, and acceptable, and conclude that the cultural focus cannot possibly invalidate but only enrich and complete the socio-economic analysis. They, moreover, try to assess the developments in light of globalization (economics, informatics), on the one hand, and postmodernity on the other. Given the impact of western culture politics, the question arises as to whether the native cultures will succeed in keeping up their religious core values and structures of solidarity - two elements so indispensable for liberative commitments.
 

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J C SCANNONE Buenos Aires Argentina
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The Basic Paradigm in LatinAmerican
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The Political Axis of African Liberation Theology
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J M ELA Quebec Canada
153
P CASPERSZ Kandy SriLanka
176
J DE MESA Quezon City Philippines
200
Assessments of the Symposium
233
Postmodernity and the Theologies of Liberation From
315
P DE MEY Leuven
324
Paradigm Shift from Various Perspectives
333
G BOODOO New Orleans USA
351
J GORDON London
365
K STEENBRINK Utrecht
380
A ABASCALJAEN Brussels
398
THE EDITORS POSTSCRIPT
415

A Personal Report
244
Postmodernity and Globalization
251
Clash Between Globalization and Local Cultures
272
J BLOECHL Leuven
284
Towards a Post
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ABBREVIATIONS
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INDEX OF SUBJECTS
446
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
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