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Author: Jon Sobrino
Publisher: Orbis Books (March 1, 1994)
Language: English
Pages: 308
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The most pertinent Christology of Jesus of Nazareth for today's world in crisis, a world historically dominated by the power . The book appeared two years after the massacre mentioned above; its sequel, Christ the Liberator: A View from the Victims, came out in 1999

The most pertinent Christology of Jesus of Nazareth for today's world in crisis, a world historically dominated by the power brokers of internal to national boundaries, and the external international community that has in recent history operated under what became known in the 1990s as the "Washington Consensus. The book appeared two years after the massacre mentioned above; its sequel, Christ the Liberator: A View from the Victims, came out in 1999. Under the previous two pontiffs, for an influential element in the Catholic Church (from the top down?) liberation theology equaled a certain understanding of Marxism.

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A al Reading of Jesus of Nazareth. 1. Foreword by Way of Confession This book seeks to present the Christ who is Jesus of Nazareth, and so I have called it "Jesus the liberator. Translated from the Spanish by Paul Burns and Francis McDonagh. First published in this translation in Great Britain 1994 by. BURNS & OATES. This choice of title was not easy, however, since writing from Latin America and specifically from El Salvador, we tend to speak of "Jesus Christ crucified. Faith points ineluctably to the first title; history forcefully reminds us of the second.

Jesus the Liberator - Jesucristo Liberador : A al Reading of Jesus of Nazareth.

Jesus the Liberator - Jesucristo Liberador : A al Reading of Jesus of Nazareth.

Jesus of Nazareth is the writing on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ by Pope Benedict XVI, published in three volumes. The first volume, Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration, was authored by Benedict following his ascension to the papacy. It was published by Doubleday in 2007

232 C37 Jesus of Fact and Faith - Studies in the Life of Christ.

Publication: Tunbridge Wells : Burns & Oates, 1993Description: ix, 308 p. SBN: 0-86012-200-X Subject: Иисус Христос - Личность и служение, Jesus Christ - Person and offices Либеральная теология, Liberation theology Иисус Христос - Смерть, Death of Jesus Христология, Christology. 232 C37 Jesus of Fact and Faith - Studies in the Life of Christ.

In the first part of this book Sobrino establishes the importance of the setting in which Christology is done

In the first part of this book Sobrino establishes the importance of the setting in which Christology is done. He draws attention to the historical situation of poverty, suffering, dispossession and oppression in Latin America and argues, convincingly, that these realities provide important settings for the rediscovery of elements in the sources of revelation which have remained buried for too long

Jesus and Liberation: A Critical Analysis of the Christology of Latin American Liberation Theology. Jesus Christ for Today's World.

Jesus and Liberation: A Critical Analysis of the Christology of Latin American Liberation Theology. This book breaks with the conventional approach by setting developments in specific states within a trans-national context, offering a fresh and revealing perspective on one of modernity's formative conflicts. Every textbook comes with a 21-day "Any Reason" guarantee. Published by Orbis Books.

This work is a presentation of the truth of Jesus Christ from the viewpoint of liberation - from Jesus's options for the poor, his confrontation with the powerful and the persecution and death this brought him. Building and expanding on his previous works, Jon Sobrino develops a Christology that shows how to meet the mystery of God, all God "Father" and call this Jesus "the Christ".
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Benn
Great liberation theology book. Sobrino quite challenges the church to be one with the poor.
Meri
The most pertinent Christology of Jesus of Nazareth for today's world in crisis, a world historically dominated by the power brokers of internal to national boundaries, and the external international community that has in recent history operated under what became known in the 1990s as the "Washington Consensus." Having first hand experience of the coercive violence against the systemically marginalized of the global South, loosing many colleges to murder and jail at the hands of R. Reagan's criminally financed "freedom fighters", and having been disciplined by the Roman church over his intellectual and liberative political activities, he writes a theology that is both personal and proscriptive for those claiming to be Christians and others concerned for justice in a world that is increasing ambivalent toward the poor. It cuts through all the layers of ecclesiastical ruminations about Jesus and returns us to what we know of the person Jesus who was situated in history with a definitive message that was first and foremost delivered to the poor for the poor. He compels us to journey with him to the core of the biblical message reminding us that theology, like all reflection, is contextual. When we are open to that journey with him, we meet a Jesus that challenges our individualistic spiritual travels often fraught with a faux mysticism of self-fulfilment and the fights for social change that lack spiritual grounding and all too often in history end up as a new hierarchal system of domination with the disenfranchised getting the short end of the stick.

Unlike the academic endeavors regarding the historical Jesus that leave us either disconnected from Jesus by limiting him to a finite context in history, or, reduce him to symbol of our personal wishes - thus creating him in our image, the Jesus we meet through Sobrino is a spiritual challenge that, like the proclamation of the Kingdom of God - the central message of Jesus' teaching and life actions, we are faced with a kyros of decision. This decision we face is not just a decision about who Jesus was and is for us today, but, a decision for life's living and what that means for our own interconnectedness to others and the entire world we live in.

This work, considered his magnum opus, may be also thought of as the modus operandi of the Christian church in the world today. It is hoped that the newly elected pope, Francis, will draw from Sobrino's insights to truly lead a church for the poor of the world in action and not just as empty slogan.
Sat
perhaps the most gracefully articulate, well meaning and most compassionate writer I have read - given his adversaries (the fascists) and superiors (the Church), quite a task
Heraly
Father Jon Sobrino, a Jesuit theologian known for his work in liberation theology, was traveling abroad when the Salvadoran military broke into the rectory at the University of Central America and brutally murdered six of his fellow Jesuits in November 1989. So that no witnesses would be left, their housekeeper and her 15-year old daughter were killed as well. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of what many today consider a mass martyrdom, Loyola University Chicago last year hosted an address by Fr. Sobrino entitled "A Community of Blood: Jesuits, University Professors, and Worker Martyrs,"

Although under a decades-long dark cloud generated by the Vatican, Fr. Sobrino continues to write and teach at the University of Central America. As of this writing, Pope Francis seems to be orchestrating what some call the "rehabilitation" of liberation theology. (Witness the warm welcome being extended to the Peruvian Dominican theologian, 86-year-old Gustavo Guttierrez, as a key speaker at a Vatican event this week.)

So it seems an apt time to revisit this book, one of the classic texts on any liberation theology reading list. The book appeared two years after the massacre mentioned above; its sequel, Christ the Liberator: A View from the Victims, came out in 1999.

Under the previous two pontiffs, for an influential element in the Catholic Church (from the top down?) liberation theology equaled a certain understanding of Marxism. And, apart from its theological dimensions, that non-nuanced understanding of Marxism ineluctably was tied into any suggestion that political, social, or economic inequality is not part of God's plan for the right ordering of the universe. So Sobrino's bold contention that "the Kingdom of God is for the poor" (p. 100) managed to mingle heresy and leftishness in certain quarters. Hopefully the multiplicity of Jesus-as-liberator Scriptural citations throughout this book has scrubbed away that stain for a 21st-century readership.

Even in the time of Jesus, however, there was what Sobrino calls the Anti-Kingdom, "against which the Kingdom must be preached." (p. 24) In our own day, Sobrino says: "The deepest impact of liberation theology, I believe, lies in helping the poor to overcome this feeling of helplessness and powerlessness, to believe that liberation from [today's Anti-Kingdom] is possible." (p. 94)

Well annotated, well thought-out, insightful, in-depth, the book uses a wide range of sources to bring the author's argument forward. This is one of the most accessible works of liberation theology for the inquisitive reader.