Toward a Theology of Struggle

By Eleazar S. Fernandez

Toward a Theology of Struggle

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  • ISBN: 9781606082362
  • Pages: 200
  • Publication Date: 2/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $25.00
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Web Price: $20.00

Toward a Theology of Struggle

By Eleazar S. Fernandez

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781606082362
  • Pages: 200
  • Publication Date: 2/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00

About-

The Theology of Struggle is a genuinely popular Fillipino theology rooted in the history and culture of a people who have endured colonial oppression at the hands of Spain, North America, and Japan, as well as neo-colonialism and home grown dictatorship. Because Christianity has played a role in assisting the history of oppression in the Phillippines, a theology of struggle must include a "struggle in theology," to wrest Christian symbols from the hands of the oppressors and return them to the poor. This theology, which is otherwise expressed in articles, poems, art, and action, receives its first systematic treatment in Toward a Theology of Struggle.

In Part On, Fernandez establishes the historical and cultural context out of which the Theology of Struggle has emerged. Part Two represents Fernandez's own constructive work, in which he shows how a theology of struggle must address the quest for identity and peoplehood. In Part Three, Fernandez explores the question of theological method, outlining the areas of convergence and distinction between the Theology of struggle and other Third World theologies, as well as setting forth the distinctive challenge that this theology of the Philippines poses to the authority and dominance of Western theology as a whole.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"The most comprehensive account and formulation to date of the theology of struggle being forged in the Philippines . . . A thorough, lucid, and sharp presentation of this important theological current and discourse."
- Fernando F. Segovia, Vanderbilt University

"If the well-known Enlightenment motto stopped with Aude sapare, the theology of struggle, along with other liberation-oriented theologies, moves further and says Adue emancipare! Dare to struggle for your liberation!"
"Not only Christians, but all those who seek to speak, write, and enact real hope for suffering peoples, wil be challenged and enriched by Fernandez's work"
- Mark Lewis Taylor, Princeton Theological Seminary

Contributors-

Eleazar S. Fernandez

Bio(s)-

Eleanzar S. Fernandez is a pastor in the United Church of Christ in the Philippines. He received his doctorate from Vanderbilt and currently teaches at the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, Minnesota.

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