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Jesus and Liberation

A Critical Analysis of the Christology of Latin American Liberation Theology


Carlos R. Piar

This book examines how liberation theologians Leonardo Boff, Jon Sobrino, Juan L. Segundo and others have elaborated a christology, a story about Jesus, that addresses the oppression under which the majority of Latin Americans live. The book seeks to point out methodological and rhetorical weaknesses and inconsistencies that undermine the validity, persuasiveness and, hence, efficacy of the liberationist discourse. The book challenges liberation theologians to construct a christology that would be as coherent in its development and proclamation as it would be liberating. The book also focuses on such areas as liberation theology, christology, theological method, hermeneutics, and Christian ethics.