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Contextual Theology for Latin America: Liberation Themes in Evangelical Perspective

by Heaney, Sharon E.

Paternoster 2008

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Overview

Liberation theology is a dominant theme in Latin America. Exploring the relationship between Christian theology and political activism, liberation theology focuses on social justice, poverty, and human rights. Orlando E. Costas, Samuel Escobar, Andrew Kirk, Emilio A. Nunez, and C. Rene Padilla have sought to further this evangelical understanding of liberation. Their work has transformed the way churches minister amid poverty and influenced theological thought both nationally and internationally. This work presents vital Latin American evangelical theology that seeks to be biblical, relevant, and missiologically effective and that offers holistic, grounded liberation.

The Logos edition of Contextual Theology for Latin America integrates completely with your digital library. Scripture passages link directly to your favorite English translation and your original-language texts, instantly connecting you to a wealth of resources, and networked passage guides, word studies, and commentaries allow you to delve into God’s Word like never before.

Key Features

  • Introduction for each chapter
  • Foreword by Samuel Escobar
  • Bibliographical references and indexes

Praise for the Print Edition

A first-class systematic and comprehensive review.

—C. Rene Padilla

Product Details

  • Title: Contextual Theology for Latin America: Liberation Themes in Evangelical Perspective
  • Author: Sharon E. Heaney
  • Publisher: Paternoster
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 300

About Sharon E. Heaney

Sharon E. Heaney was educated at Carrickfergus Grammar School and Queens University in Belfast. She holds an honors degree from Queens University in theology and hispanic studies. She teaches religious studies at Bloxham School in Oxfordshire, England and lives in Oxford with her husband, Robert, and son, Sam.