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Description - The Cambridge Companion to Liberation Theology by Christopher Rowland

Liberation theology is widely referred to in discussions of politics and religion but not always adequately understood. The second edition of this Companion brings the story of the movement's continuing importance and impact up to date. Additional essays, which complement those in the original edition, expand upon the issues by dealing with gender and sexuality and the important matter of epistemology. In the light of a more conservative ethos in Roman Catholicism, and in theology generally, liberation theology is often said to have been an intellectual movement tied to a particular period of ecumenical and political theology. These essays indicate its continuing importance in different contexts and enable readers to locate its distinctive intellectual ethos within the evolving contextual and cultural concerns of theology and religious studies. This book will be of interest to students of theology as well as to sociologists, political theorists and historians.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521688932
ISBN-10: 0521688930
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 340
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christopher Rowland

Christopher Rowland is Dean Ireland Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford. His most recent publications include Radical Christian Writings: A Reader (2002) with Andrew Bradstock.

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