Liberation theologies, postmodernity and the Americas

David Batstone, Eduardo Mendieta, Lois Ann Lorentzen, Dwight N. Hopkins

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Led by voices who raise up their spiritual, economic, cultural, and political experiences at the margins of social power in the postmodern exigencies of the Americas, liberation theology demystifies the pretensions of the Eurocentric subject. At its roots, liberation theology attempts to rebuild theology in view of the history of massive suffering produced by empire and to affirm marginalized faith communities in their creation of a new humanity. The existence of millions of people who are not recognized as human beings by the prevailing social systems call into question those systems and the religious structures that validate them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages310
ISBN (Electronic)9781315022338
ISBN (Print)9780415916585
StatePublished - Sep 13 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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