The Hope of Liberation in World Religions (Paperback)
Liberation theology emphasizes the Christian mission to bring justice to the poor and oppressed. As a part of Christian theology, liberation theology has been most frequently associated with the Catholic Church in Latin America. This groundbreaking work seeks to identify how the theological concepts of liberation theology might be manifested within other world faith traditions.
This is thus the first book that attempts to find a "common ground" for liberation theology across religions. All of the contributors are scholars who share the religion or belief system they describe. Throughout, they endeavor to articulate liberationist concepts from the perspective of those who have been marginalized.
About the Author
Miguel A. De La Torre is Associate Professor of Social Ethics and Director of the Justice and Peace Institute at Iliff School of Theology. He is the author of "Liberating Jonah: Toward a Biblical Ethics of Reconciliation" (Orbis Books), "A Lily Among the Thorns: Imagining a New Christian Sexuality" (Jossey-Bass), and is the series editor for the twelve-volume "New Perspectives in Latino/a Religion" (Baylor University Press).