This book brings together prominent voices from the global North and South to present brief analyses of liberation theology's future. It includes leaders in the field along with the newest voices. Each of these pieces was presented in the American Academy of Religion in the first five years of the Liberation Theologies Consultation.
To paraphrase the often-used words of Mark Twain, rumours of the death of Liberation Theologies have been greatly exaggerated. This excellent book shows the great variety and the prophetic insight of Liberation Theologies and heralds renewed hope for poor, oppressed and marginalised peoples in all corners of the globe. A must read! - Anthony G. Reddie, Editor, Black Theology: An International Journal, Author, SCM Core Text: Black Theology This timely collection offers fresh theoretical lenses from an impressive array of theological voices. The authors bring new vitality to traditional liberationist themes. Traci West, Professor of Ethics and African American Studies, Drew University, US This collection is a welcome addition to the resources for teaching and developing the various liberation theologies around the world. It includes a wide variety of practitioners in the field who deal with both historical and contemporary issues. The voices are unique and the perspectives varied. The forward-looking agenda is just what is needed to counter rumors of the untimely demise of a vibrant field. Mary E. Hunt, Co-Founder, Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual, USA
Dwight N. Hopkins, University of Chicago, USA Joerg Rieger, Southen Methodist University, USA Jung Mo Sung, Methodist University of São Paulo, Brazil Mario Ignacio Aguilar, University of St Andrews, UK Ivan Petrella, University of Miami, USA Rosemary Radford Ruether, Claremont Graduate University, USA Benjamin Valentin, Andover-Newton Theological Seminary, USA Tink Tinker, Iliff School of Theology, USA Ada Maria Isasi Diaz, Drew University, USA Emilie Townes, Yale Divinity School, USA Nestor Medina, Regent University, USA Heike Walz, Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel Wati Longchar Sylvia Marcos, Center for Psycho-ethnological Research in Cuernavaca, Mexico Jeremy Kirk, Union Theological Seminary Erica Kierulf, Union Presbyterian Seminary Charlene Sinclair, Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary William A. Walker, III, Claremont Graduate University, USA Malik Sales, Graduate Theological Union