The Call of God: Women Doing Theology in Peru (Hardcover)

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The Call of God: Women Doing Theology in Peru (Hardcover)

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Based on conversations with women in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Lima, Peru, The Call of God explores how their faith provides them with an understanding amidst extreme poverty, violence, and displacement. Peru was the birthplace of liberation theology and the poor women of that country were instrumental in its original elucidation. This book introduces the women of El Agustino, where a diverse, dedicated and eloquent group have set out to answer questions, solve problems, and rebuild a society stricken with rampant inflation and terrorism, all in response to the call of God. Without much formal education, these women possess and espouse complex theological propositions with a high degree of independence and proficiency. A careful reading reveals an education of a different sort--one rooted in life's changing experiences; one directed toward a different liberation.
Tom Powers, S.J. is Director of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality and Adjunct Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University.
Product Details ISBN: 9780791457894
ISBN-10: 0791457893
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: July 17th, 2003
Pages: 194
Language: English