An Introduction to Third World Theologies by John Parratt

By John Parratt

Supplying the 1st evaluate of the most developments and contributions to Christian considered 3rd international theologies, this booklet gathers essays from specialists on Latin the US, India, East Asia, West and East Africa, Southern Africa and the Caribbean. It analyzes the typical context of the 3rd global theologies of their adventure of colonialism and Western missions, and means that they supply assorted views on what it capacity to be a Christian in present day global.

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The Church in the New Latin America. Indiana Bonino, J. Miguez. 1997. Faces of Latin American Protestantism. Grand Rapids THE CRISIS OF THE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT ( 1961– 1972) McGovern, A. F. 1989. Liberation Theology and its Critics. Maryknoll Gibellini, R. ) 1979. Frontiers of Theology in Latin America. Maryknoll Costas, O. E. 1976. Theology of the Crossroads in Contemporary Latin America. Amsterdam Hennelly, A. T. 1979. Theologies in Conflict. Maryknoll Guti´errez, G. 1973. A Theology of Liberation.

Gutierrez’ books, The Power of the Poor in History and particularly On Job: God Talk and the Suffering of the Innocent (a meditation on the book of Job) are good examples of this theological concern. John Sobrino, Segundo Galilea, Julio de Santa Ana, Jaci Maraschin, Elsa Tamez, and others have contributed to this reflection. the triumph of globalisation: from 1973 The choice of 1973 as the point of departure of a new period is, like many of these historical ‘datelines’, somewhat arbitrary and debatable.

Spontaneous ecumenical groups, from classical, evangelical and Pentecostal people, have begun to think together and common programmes of social help, of political reflection appear frequently and sometimes they create, without leaving their communities, significant centres of thought and action. (b) There are theological battles to be fought, at least in two interrelated fronts: (i) there is in the public area of society, politics and ideologies a struggle for life, human dignity and hope against ‘the ideological weapons of death’ – the idolatry of the market, the post-modern rejection of any ‘great story’ which may give meaning to human life and history.

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