Liberation Theologies in the United States Paperback

An Introduction

by Floyd-Thomas, Stacey M.;

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Liberation Theologies in the United States

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In the nascent United States, religion often functioned as a justifier of oppression. Yet while religious discourse buttressed such oppressive activities as slavery and the destruction of native populations, oppressed communities have also made use of religion to critique and challenge this abuse. As "Liberation Theologies in the United States" demonstrates, this critical use of religion has often taken the form of liberation theologies, which use primarily Christian principles to address questions of social justice, including racism, poverty, and other types of oppression. Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas and Anthony B. Pinn have brought together a stellar group of liberation theology scholars to provide a synthetic introduction to the historical development, context, theory, and goals of a range of U.S.-born liberation theologies. Chapters of this title cover Black Theology, Womanist Theology, Latino/Hispanic Theology, Latina Theology, Asian American Theology, Asian American Feminist Theology, Native American Theology, Native Feminist Theology, Gay and Lesbian Theology, and Feminist Theology.

Liberation Theologies in the United States was published by New York University Press in March 2010. The ISBN for Liberation Theologies in the United States is 9780814727652.

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Details for Liberation Theologies in the United States

Book FormatPaperback
PublisherNew York University Press (March 2010)
Number of Pages256
Thickness15 mm
Height228 mm
Width161 mm
Product Code2743760
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