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Title:The Density of the Present: Selected Writings
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Author:Gustavo Gutiérrez
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The Density of the Present: Selected Writings by Gustavo Gutiérrez

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Density of the Present: Selected Writings Part One includes reflections on Pope John Paul II s encyclical on work as well as an overview of a century of Catholic social teaching in relation to the option for the poor In Part Two Gutierrez examines the journey of the church in Latin America including the landmark bishops meeting in Medellin Colombia the more recent bishops meeting in Santo Domingo the meaning of the fifth centenary of the conquest of the Americas and the challenge of liberation theology In Part Three he takes up the relationship between spirituality and theology the function of theology within the church and the critical question of how to talk about God in a world of suffering

A Theology of Liberation

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On Job: God-Talk and the Suffering of the Innocent

The Latin American liberation theologian s profound reading of the book of Job


We Drink from Our Own Wells: The Spiritual Journey of a People

A significant event in the development of liberation theology was the publication of We Drink from Our Own Welfs The Spiritual Journey of a People by Gustavo Gutierrez Gutierrez s book was the fulfilment of the promise implicit in his earlier A Theology of Liberation which was first published in and quickly became a charter for Latin American theologians and pastoral workers We Drink from Our Own Wells is the nuanced articulation of the Christ encounter as experienced by the poor of Latin America in their struggle to affirm their human dignity and claim their true identity as the sons and daughters of God Such is the writing that it is impossible to reduce liberation theology to a political movement The spirituality of We Drink from Our Own Wells does not allow for such reductionism The telling of this spiritual journey has had a profound impact on Christians around the giobe Here in this SCM Classic edition the text is introduced to us by Marcella Althaus Reid who herself is passionate about doing theology in reality by being informed by political economic gender sexual and postcolonial analysis A self proclaimed indecent theologian she brings a fresh awareness to the reading of Gutierrez s work ensuring that the passion for theological justice in which this text was formulated is as relevant and significant to theologians wishing to pursue justice and decency in all walks of life today After studies in medicine and literature in Peru Gustavo Gutierrez studied psychology and philosophy at Louvain and eventually took a doctorate at the Institut Catholique in Lyons Considered to be the father of liberation theology he holds honorary degrees from some universities Currently he is John Cardinal O Hara Professor of Theology University of Notre Dame USA and is working on a book exploring the historical background and continuing theological relevance of the preferential option for the poor


The God of Life

My desire is that this book may help readers to know more fully the God of biblical revelation and as a result to proclaim God as the God of life Who is God Where is God How are we to speak of God Gutierrez looks at these classic questions through a review of the Bible and his answers challenge all Christians to a deepening of faith


Gustavo Gutierrez: Essential Writings

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The Power Of The Poor In History

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On the Side of the Poor: The Theology of Liberation

For many years the theology of liberation which emerged from Latin America in the s was viewed with suspicion and even hostility in Rome In this historic exchange Father Gustavo Guti rrez one of the original architects of liberation theology and Cardinal Gerhard M ller current Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith o er a new and positive chapter Cardinal M ller who as a student of Guti rrez spent many summers working in Peru writes with deep feeling and conviction about the contributions of liberation theology to church teaching particularly in its articulation of the preferential option for the poor br br In his own contribution here Guti rrez lays out the essential ideas of liberation theology its ecclesial location and its fresh enunciation of the gospel for our time br br Gustavo Guti rrez a Dominican priest and theologian from Peru is the author of A Th eology of Liberation On Job God Talk and the Suffering of the Innocent We Drink from Our Own Wells The God of Life and many other books He teaches at the University of Notre Dame br br Gerhard Ludwig M ller was ordained a priest in After teaching dogmatic theology in Munich he was appointed bishop of Regensberg In he was appointed Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith He was named a Cardinal in


The Truth Shall Make You Free: Confrontations

Essays by the renowned Peruvian theologian on theology and method christology and ecclesiology and religion and the social sciences


Las Casas: In Search of the Poor of Jesus Christ

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The Density of the Present: Selected Writings

Part One includes reflections on Pope John Paul II s encyclical on work as well as an overview of a century of Catholic social teaching in relation to the option for the poor In Part Two Gutierrez examines the journey of the church in Latin America including the landmark bishops meeting in Medellin Colombia the more recent bishops meeting in Santo Domingo the meaning of the fifth centenary of the conquest of the Americas and the challenge of liberation theology In Part Three he takes up the relationship between spirituality and theology the function of theology within the church and the critical question of how to talk about God in a world of suffering


The Truth Shall Make You Free: Confrontations, Gustavo Gutierrez: Essential Writings, A Theology of Liberation, The Density of the Present: Selected Writings, Las Casas: In Search of the Poor of Jesus Christ, The God of Life, On the Side of the Poor: The Theology of Liberation, We Drink from Our Own Wells: The Spiritual Journey of a People, The Power Of The Poor In History, On Job: God-Talk and the Suffering of the Innocent