CLAIMING THE VIRGIN THE BROKEN PROMISE OF LIBERATION THEOLOGY IN BRAZIL

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Claiming The Virgin

Author : Robin Nagle
ISBN : 9781135239244
Genre : Social Science
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In rich ethnographic detail, Robin Nagle chronicles the life of a poor Brazilian community in its relationship to the Catholic church and to the larger politics of Brazil. Centered in Recife, on the northeast coast, Nagle's work investigates how liberation theology attracted followers, and demonstrates why the movement never took hold as predicted.
Category: Social Science

The Churches And Democracy In Brazil

Author : Rudolf von Sinner
ISBN : 9781630877279
Genre : Religion
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Brazil is a rapidly emerging country. Brazilian theology, namely the Theology of Liberation, has become well known in the 1970s and 1980s. The politically active Base Ecclesial Communities and the progressive posture of the Roman Catholic Church contrasted with a steadily growing number of evangelicals, mostly aligned with the military regime but attractive precisely to the poor. After democratic transition in the mid-1980s, the context changed considerably. Democracy, growing religious pluralism and mobility, a vibrant civil society, the political ascension of the Worker's Party and growing wealth, albeit within a continuously wide social gap, are some of the elements that show the need of a new approach to theology. It must be a theology that is both critical and constructive, resisting and cooperative, a theology that is able to give orientation to the churches, valuing and encouraging their contribution in society while avoiding attempts of imposition. The Churches and Democracy in Brazil, the fruit of years of interdisciplinary study of the Brazilian context and its main churches and theology, makes its case for an ecumenically articulated public theology. It seeks inspiration mainly in Luther and Lutheran theology, emphasizing human dignity, freedom, trust, the disposition to serve, and the ability to endure the ambiguities of reality, as well as a fresh interpretation of the doctrine of the two regiments. These are the fundamental elements of what makes human beings full members of the body politic: citizenship, their right to have rights and to be able to effectively live them, together with their corresponding duties, in a move of growing political participation conscious of their religious motivation in view of the commonweal.
Category: Religion

The Church At The Grassroots In Latin America

Author : John Burdick
ISBN : 0275966593
Genre : Religion
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Assesses the enduring impact of the liberationist Catholic Church on Latin American society and culture.
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Picking Up On The Streets And Behind The Trucks With The Sanitation Workers Of New York City

Author : Robin Nagle
ISBN : 9781466836730
Genre : Social Science
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America's largest city generates garbage in torrents—11,000 tons from households each day on average. But New Yorkers don't give it much attention. They leave their trash on the curb or drop it in a litter basket, and promptly forget about it. And why not? On a schedule so regular you could almost set your watch by it, someone always comes to take it away. But who, exactly, is that someone? And why is he—or she—so unknown? In Picking Up, the anthropologist Robin Nagle introduces us to the men and women of New York City's Department of Sanitation and makes clear why this small army of uniformed workers is the most important labor force on the streets. Seeking to understand every aspect of the Department's mission, Nagle accompanied crews on their routes, questioned supervisors and commissioners, and listened to story after story about blizzards, hazardous wastes, and the insults of everyday New Yorkers. But the more time she spent with the DSNY, the more Nagle realized that observing wasn't quite enough—so she joined the force herself. Driving the hulking trucks, she obtained an insider's perspective on the complex kinships, arcane rules, and obscure lingo unique to the realm of sanitation workers. Nagle chronicles New York City's four-hundred-year struggle with trash, and traces the city's waste-management efforts from a time when filth overwhelmed the streets to the far more rigorous practices of today, when the Big Apple is as clean as it's ever been. Throughout, Nagle reveals the many unexpected ways in which sanitation workers stand between our seemingly well-ordered lives and the sea of refuse that would otherwise overwhelm us. In the process, she changes the way we understand cities—and ourselves within them.
Category: Social Science

The Birth And Impact Of The Base Ecclesial Community And Liberative Theological Discourse In Brazil

Author : Andrew Dawson
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173005973641
Genre : Religion
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"With its principal focus upon the years since 1959, this work draws on materials in Portuguese, Spanish and English, as well as bringing to bear the disciplines of religious, sociological and historical studies. Analyzing the interplay of societal, institutional and theological factors which led to the emergence of the base ecclesial community and liberative theological discourse in Brazil, this work is of value to scholars and students alike who have a specific interest in either of these ecclesial phenomena or a general interest in the self-understanding and activity of the church in Latin America." "Avoiding reductionist approaches of all kinds, this work offers a balanced and comprehensive analysis in which both material conditions and ideational concerns are given equal consideration as mutually influencing the emergence of a liberative theological discourse and the base ecclesial community in Brazil. This balanced and comprehensive treatment furnishes insight into the manner in which prevailing theological trends, existing societal conditions and enduring institutional preoccupations interacted to generate these two phenomena and set the context for their impact upon the church and society at large."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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U C Davis Law Review

Author : University of California, Davis. School of Law
ISBN : OSU:32437011546963
Genre : Law
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Latin American Liberation Theology

Author : David Tombs
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173011670600
Genre : Religion
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David Tombs offers an accessible introduction to the theological challenges raised by Latin American Liberation and a new contribution to how these challenges might be understood as a chronological sequence. Liberation theology emerged in the 1960s in Latin America and thrived until it reached a crisis in the 1990s. This work traces the distinct developments in thought through the decades, thus presenting a contextual theology. The book is divided into five main sections: the historical role of the church from Columbus s arrival in 1492 until the Cuban revolution of 1959; the reform and renewal decade of the 1960s; the transitional decade of the 1970s; the revision and redirection of liberation theology in the 1980s; and a crisis of relevance in the 1990s. This book offers insights into liberation theology s profound contributions for any socially engaged theology of the future and is crucial to understanding liberation theology and its legacies.This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details."
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The Human Tradition In Modern Brazil

Author : Peter M. Beattie
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173011885185
Genre : History
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The Human Tradition in Modern Brazil makes the last two centuries of Brazilian history come alive through the stories of mostly non-elite individuals. The pieces in this lively collection address how people experienced historical continuities and changes by exploring how they related to the rise of Brazilian national identity and the emergence of a national state. By including a broad array of historical actors from different regions, ethnicities, occupations, races, genders, and eras, The Human Tradition in Modern Brazil brings a human dimension to major economic, political, cultural, and social transitions. Because these perspectives do not always fit with the generalizations made about the predominant attitudes, values, and beliefs of different groups, they bring a welcome complexity to the understanding of Brazilian society and history.
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Lost For Words

Author : Goetz Frank Ottmann
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173012459273
Genre : History
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Based on in-depth interviews and participant observation, Lost for Words? investigates the rise and decline of progressive Catholic grassroots activism in its drive for social justice in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Category: History