Jesus in Latin America

By Jon Sobrino

Jesus in Latin America

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  • ISBN: 9781592449798
  • Pages: 206
  • Publication Date: 10/29/2004
  • Retail Price: $26.00
Web Price: $20.80
Web Price: $20.80

Jesus in Latin America

By Jon Sobrino

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781592449798
  • Pages: 206
  • Publication Date: 10/29/2004
  • Retail Price: $26.00
Web Price: $20.80

About-

Jon Sobrino's qualifications as a theologian and the importance of his theological work are universally acknowledged, but the orthodoxy of his work and the orthopraxis of the activity it sets in motion are controversial. Sobrino responds to critics in this collection of articles on the theme of Jesus of Nazareth and his relevance to Christian life and faith in Latin America.

The christology Sobrino argues for affirms belief in the divinity of Jesus and the centrality of Jesus' relationship with the poor and oppressed. It is, as Juan Alfaro says in the Foreword, "a christology springing from Christian faith as lived in the historical situation of the Latin American people."

Endorsements & Reviews-

"This is an important book for North Americans, explaining convincingly the connection between christology and spirituality and solidly grounding the preferential option for the poor."

Monica K. Hellwig, Professor Emeritus of Theology, Georgetown University


"In his 'Christology at the Crossroads', Jon Sobrino defined two basic guidelines for a Latin American christology: the centrality of the historical Jesus and discipleship as the basic means to 'know' Christ. Now, in 'Jesus in Latin America', he carries forward the work in this direction showing that the fundamental christological witness of the Christian tradition - the divine and human transcendence of Christ and the soteriological significance of his death and resurrection - far from being obscured, gains in this interpretation a new depth and urgency. Sobrino has given us a most compelling articulation of the image of Christ in the renewal of the faith among Latin American people."

Jose Miguez Bonino, Professor Emeritus of Theology and Ethics, Protestant School of Theology, Buenos Aires


"Sobrino here sharpens the discussion already underway in his own 'Christology at the Crossroads' and in other works. He is particularly insistent on historicity in two senses: the centrality of Jesus' own history for christology and the history-making potential of faith in Christ now. While the work is rooted in the experience of El Salvador and Latin America - that of a people crucified - Sobrino presses questions toward the ultimate mystery of God. This book is a major contribution."

Phillip Berryman, author of 'The Religious Roots of Rebellion'

Contributors-

Jon Sobrino

Bio(s)-

Jon Sobrino, S.J., teaches at the Universidad Centroamericana Jose Simeon Canas in San Salvador. Sobrino's other books include 'Christology at the Crossroads' and 'Spirituality of Liberation'.

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