In Search of Christ in Latin America: From Colonial Image to Liberating Savior
Title: In Search of Christ in Latin America: From Colonial Image to Liberating Savior
Publisher: InterVarsity Press (IVP)
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Noted theologian Samuel Escobar offers a magisterial survey and study of Christology in Latin America. Starting with the first Spanish influence and moving through popular religiosity and liberationist themes in Catholic and Protestant thought of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, In Search of Christ in Latin America culminates in an important description of the work of the Latin American Theological Fraternity (FTL). Escobar chronologically traces the journey of Latin American Christology and describes the milestones along the way toward a rich understanding of the spiritual reality and powerful message of Jesus.
IVP Academic is pleased to release this important work, originally published in Spanish as En busca de Cristo en América Latina, for the first time in English.
Offers theological, historical, and cultural analysis of Latin American understandings of Christ
Discusses the sixteenth-century Spanish Christ, popular religiosity, and developed theological reflection
Covers the full spectrum of theological traditions in Latin America
Examines the figure of Jesus Christ in the context of Latin American culture of the twentieth century
Places liberation theology within its social and revolutionary context