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Liberation Theologies in the United States: An Introduction (Paperback)
  • Liberation Theologies in the United States: An Introduction (Paperback)

Liberation Theologies in the United States: An Introduction (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 08/03/2010
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In the nascent United States, religion often functioned as a justifier of oppression. Yet while religious discourse buttressed such oppressive activities as slavery and the destruction of native populations, oppressed communities have also made use of religion to critique and challenge this abuse. As Liberation Theologies in the United States demonstrates, this critical use of religion has often taken the form of liberation theologies, which use primarily Christian principles to address questions of social justice, including racism, poverty, and other types of oppression.
Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas and Anthony B. Pinn have brought together a stellar group of liberation theology scholars to provide a synthetic introduction to the historical development, context, theory, and goals of a range of U.S.-born liberation theologies. Chapters cover Black Theology, Womanist Theology, Latino/Hispanic Theology, Latina Theology, Asian American Theology, Asian American Feminist Theology, Native American Theology, Native Feminist Theology, Gay and Lesbian Theology, and Feminist Theology.
Contributors: Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Nancy Pineda-Madrid, Robert Shore-Goss, Andrea Smith, Andrew Sung Park, George (Tink) Tinker, and Benjamin Valentin.

Publisher: New York University Press
ISBN: 9780814727652
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm

To acknowledge the limits and gifts of our theological past, to mourn and rage the depth of oppression, to gratefully accept our place in a lineage of struggle and hope, such is the blessing provided by the authors of Liberation Theologies in the United States. May their work be a catalyst for further acts of daring, compassion, and insight. -- Sharon D. Welch,Provost and Professor of Religion and Society, Meadville, Lombard Theological School
This book is a delight to read...[and] an exemplary account of the genre of liberation theologies. -- Garth Kasimu Baker-Fletcher * Religious Studies Review *
An extraordinary resource for understanding the vitality of liberation theologies and their relation to social transformation in the changing U.S. context. Written in an accessible and engaged way, this powerful and informative text will inspire beginners and scholars alike. I highly recommend it. -- Kwok Pui-lan,author of Postcolonial Imagination and Feminist Theology

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