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Liberation Theology: An Introductory Guide By Robert McAfee Brown,

  • Title: Liberation Theology: An Introductory Guide
  • Author: Robert McAfee Brown
  • ISBN: 9780664254247
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a manner that is vivid and lively, Robert McAfee Brown explains and illuminates liberation theology for North American readers who may have no previous knowledge of this dynamic Christian movement Growing out of the experience of oppressed people in Latin America, liberation theology lends a transforming power to both the study of the Bible and the Christian duty to woIn a manner that is vivid and lively, Robert McAfee Brown explains and illuminates liberation theology for North American readers who may have no previous knowledge of this dynamic Christian movement Growing out of the experience of oppressed people in Latin America, liberation theology lends a transforming power to both the study of the Bible and the Christian duty to work for justice for all God s people With heartwarming, terrifying, and humorous stories, Brown shows the strength and significance of one of the outstanding developments in religious faith today and for the future.
    Liberation Theology An Introductory Guide In a manner that is vivid and lively Robert McAfee Brown explains and illuminates liberation theology for North American readers who may have no previous knowledge of this dynamic Christian movement

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    1. Any church can talk about God, but good churches talk about talking about God That is, most simply, what theology is being very careful about talking or reasoning about God We all approach faith with our particular perspectives, but there are many different intentional ways of being careful about talking about God, many different methods of theology For the method of Liberation Theology, I have never seen a better introduction than Brown s Liberation Theology An Introductory Guide It is easy to [...]

    2. When reading this book I found the general outline of every chapter to be relatively the same Brown tells a cute story of how a Christian overcame the dominant culture to show love, then this is why we need Liberation theology, and then basically says, Let s all be socialists for Jesus The book is, in my humble opinion, poorly written, though simplistic, it doesn t convey well what the principles of Liberation Theology are as played out in a society ran by this doctrine, and it rarely provides g [...]

    3. Robert McAfee Brown is the preacher, and I am the choir I don t need to be sold on the virtues of Liberation Theology So it drove me crazy how consistently Brown bypassed every single opportunity to make an interesting or provocative point He sidesteps a proper Marxist analysis of the movement in Latin America entirely, and instead engages in the very worst sort of white guilt identity politics Remember Robert, there is neither Jew nor Greek This is seasoned with Reagan bashing brave and tepid c [...]

    4. This is a short introduction to a tremendously controversial topic Most people have never heard of liberation theology although it did make a guest appearance on Glenn Beck s chalkboard over the summer I have been meaning to do a bit of reading on the topic, and the combination of Lent, fighting in Israel, and yet another US war finally pushed into picking up this book The author writes mainly about Central America, and uses the examples of El Salvador and Nicaragua to highlight the basic tenet [...]

    5. I picked this up fairly randomly in the library of a monastic retreat center I didn t know anything about Liberation Theology, but I m a definite social justice advocate activist, so I was very interested and glad I read it I don t think it would be a very convincing read, however, for someone hardline conservative or skeptical he throws out some scriptural references but doesn t do any real exegesis He seems to assume you re on the same page and just need a fire lit under your butt to actually [...]

    6. Brown has a way of simply but clearly laying out the basic tenets of liberation theology in way that is readable and applicable While I can t say I learned anything new, I appreciated Brown s stories and associations with leading liberation theology figures In his last chapter written in 1992 after the riots in LA following the Rodney King verdict, he asks if we are in a KAIROS moment The description he gives of 1992 North America is chillingly similar to 2015 He causes me to ask, if we missed t [...]

    7. I love this book for its concise description of liberation theology along with anecdotal and historical depictions of the need for this theology Brief but passionate, emotional but scholarly, this is a book I could hand to any of my friends who have questions about liberation theology or why it s even important.

    8. I thought it was amazing I especially liked the story about the Palo Alto woman who began to advocate in her church for people to protest against return of Salvadoran refugees Brown writes, this can also be called praying with one s feet i love books and i love words there is great power in words when we let the ideas move us to action.

    9. Good intro to the subject Motivating, yet academic in its scope Basically just breaks down the logic behind Christians social responsibility to society.

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