Endorsements & Reviews-
"Can Latin American liberation theology and North Atlantic evangelicalism complement one another? Yes, says this Brazilian evangelical theologian in this succinct and incisive analysis. Chaves' sensitive reading offers a crisp history of liberation theology, breaks down misconceptions, and offers exciting new possibilities of weaving together two seemingly disparate perspectives. This book makes a great contribution that richly repays exploring."
--David E. Garland, Dean and Professor of Christian Scriptures, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University
"The good news of salvation and liberation lies at the heart of the gospel. Both evangelicals and liberationists concerned with the message of liberation and salvation should be, in spite of differences, conversation partners. This book creates an important contribution to starting such a dialogue, and as such, is a must-read for both evangelicals and liberationists."
--Miguel A. De La Torre, Professor of Social Ethics and Latino/a Studies, Iliff School of Theology
"Joao Chaves builds a bridge that needed to be built--between liberation theology and evangelical theology. Each has much to gain from the other once obstacles of misunderstanding are removed, and that is exactly what Joao Chaves does in this short, clear, and needed book."
--Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christianity
"It is often assumed that liberation theology, as developed in Latin America, has nothing in common with evangelical theology. Joao Chaves, however, suggests there is scope for sympathetic dialogue between the two. Because they share a concern for social transformation, they may even be compatible."
--David Bebbington, Professor of History, University of Stirling
"In a lucid and enjoyable text, Joao Chaves revisits the debate between evangelicalism and liberation theology, making a strong case against hypothetical incompatibility between these two schools. Drawing on a vast number of sources and rejecting common stereotypes, Chaves points to the existing plurality and relevant developments in both camps, highlighting nuanced approaches that bring evangelicalism and liberation theology closer to each other."
--Raimundo C. Barreto Jr., Director of the Division on Freedom and Justice, Baptist World Alliance