Las Casas

In Search of the Poor of Jesus Christ

By Gustavo Gutierrez

Las Casas

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  • ISBN: 9781592441389
  • Pages: 704
  • Publication Date: 1/22/2003
  • Retail Price: $77.00
Web Price: $61.60
Web Price: $61.60

Las Casas

In Search of the Poor of Jesus Christ

By Gustavo Gutierrez

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781592441389
  • Pages: 704
  • Publication Date: 1/22/2003
  • Retail Price: $77.00
Web Price: $61.60

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In this passionate work, the pioneering author of 'A Theology of Liberation' delves into the life, thought, and contemporary meaning of Bartolome de Las Casas, sixteenth-century Dominican priest, prophet, and "Defender of the Indians" in the New World. Writing against the backdrop of the fifth centenary of the conquest of the Americas, Gutierrez seeks in the remarkable figure of Las Casas the roots of a different history and a gospel uncontaminated by force and exploitation.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"This volume will serve for years to come as a resource for those who want to explore further not only the life, work, and theological reflection of Bartolome de Las Casas but the wider struggle between Spanish Conquistadores and the small but daring company of missionaries who challenged the legitimacy of this 'conquest' as well as the methods used in the evangelization of the Indians."

'Theology Today'


"Gutierrez's work demonstrates that Las Casas' thought evolved from the concrete socio-economic and theological experiences of his world, one that led him to see evangelization of the Indio as a serious and sacred responsibility before God. Las Casas concluded that evangelization was necessary for both the colonist and the colonized, the rich and the poor. All were intricately and inextricably linked by God's will in the New World."

'America'

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Gustavo Gutierrez

Bio(s)-

Gustavo Gutierrez, a Native of Lima, Peru, was educated in Lima, Chile, and Europe and was ordained in 1959. In his work, Gutierrez's theological training is joined with his experience of living and working among the poor of Rimac, a Lima slum, where he also founded and directs the Bartolome de Las Casas Center. He is Professor of Theology at the Catholic University in Lima and advisor to the National Union of Catholic Students. His books include the classic 'A Theology of Liberation', 'We Drink from Our Own Wells: The Spiritual Journey of a People', 'On Job: God-Talk and The Suffering of the Innocent', and 'The God of Life'.

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