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Gustavo Gutierrez: Essential Writings

Gustavo Gutierrez

Essential Writings

James B. Nickoloff (Editor)

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This volume concentrates on the key texts and ideas in Gustavo Gutiérrez's thought. It presents the essential Gutiérrez for students and the general reader. In his first anthology of Gutiérrez's massively influential work, James Nickoloff draws from Gutiérrez's many published books and translates some pieces for the first time. Arranged both thematically and chronologically, the Selected Texts highlight not only the revolutionary import of Gutiérrez's theology but also his deep and searching spirituality, his bold view of the church, and his personal challenge to the reader to engage the world's injustices directly. Nickoloff's expert Introduction explains the development of Gutiérrez's ideas and sheds new light on the Latin American, especially Peruvian, context of his thought.
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • ISBN 9780800634094
  • Format Paperback
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 352
  • Publication Date November 26, 1996

Table of Contents

PREFACE AND EDITOR'S NOTE

INTRODUCTION

SELECTED TEXTS

One – Toward a New Method: Theology and Liberation
1. Toward a Theology of Liberation
2. Theology and Liberation
3. Theology: A Critical Reflection
4. The limitations of Modern Theology: On a Letter of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
5. Theology and the Social Sciences
6. Revelation and Theological Method
7. Truth and Theology
8. Understanding the God of Life
9. Theological Language: Fullness of Silence
10. Upstream to the Source

Two – Hermeneutical Principle: Preferential Option for the Poor
11. History Is One
12. Encountering God in History
13. The Historical Power of the Poor
14. In a Foreign Land
15. The Evangelizing Potential of the Poor
16. Conflict in History
17. The Suffering of Others
18. The God Who Comes
19. Preferential Option for the Poor
20. God's Memory

Three – Theological Axis: The Gratuitousness and Exigence of Love
21. Conversion to the Neighbor
22. Freedom as a Gift and Task at Puebla
23. Free to Love
24. The Church of the Beatitudes
25. Gratuitousness and the Freedom of God's Love
26. The Kingdom Is at Hand
27. Between Gift and Demand
28. The Way of Works

Four – Rethinking Soteriology: Liberation, Freedom, and Communion
29. The Process of Liberation
30. Christ the Liberator
31. Eschatology and Politics
32. Jesus and the Political World
33. The Path of Liberation

Five – Liberating Evangelization: Church of the Poor
34. Creating a new Ecclesial Presence
35. The Church: Sacrament of History
36. Community: Out of Solitude
37. The Liberating Mission of the Church
38. Theology: An Ecclesial Function
39. Shame
40. "And They Said They Would See to It . . . "

Six – Discipleship: Walking according to the Spirit
41. A Spirituality of Liberation
42. Poverty: Solidarity and Protest
43. Encounter with the Lord
44. "I will Not Restrain My Tongue"
45. John of the Cross: A Latin American View
46. Pastor and Witness

Notes to the Introduction

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

Index
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