A Preference for the Poor: Latin American Liberation Theology from a Protestant Perspective (Paperback)

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A Preference for the Poor tells the story of Latin American Liberation Theology in a succinct and scholarly, yet readable way. Author Manfred Bahmann highlights the emphases of major Latin American liberation theologians; the rise of military dictatorships; the pope's course correction in his 1975 encyclica "Evangelii Nuntiandi," fleshed out at the 1979 Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM) conference in Puebla; and the movement's decline with the collapse of world Marxism. Following a description of the phenomenal growth of Pentecostalism on the traditionally Roman Catholic continent, Dr. Bahmann posits a Protestant view of a new Liberation Theology built on a spiritual foundation for Christian believers within a world of global capitalism.

About the Author


Manfred K. Bahmann holds a Ph.D. in Church History/Reformation Studies from the Hartford Seminary Foundation. He was Professor for Church History at the Protestant Seminary in Buenos Aires, Argentina and an observer at the Medellin Conference where Liberation Theology was conceived.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780761830535
ISBN-10: 0761830537
Publisher: University Press of America
Publication Date: January 13th, 2005
Pages: 102
Language: English

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