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Across Borders

Author : Joerg Rieger
ISBN : 9780739175347
Genre : Religion
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While work in theology and religious studies by scholars in Latin America and by Latino/a scholars in the United States has made substantial contributions to the current scholarship in the field, there are few projects where scholars from these various contexts are working together. Across Borders: Latin Perspectives in the Americas Reshaping Religion, Theology, and Life is unique, as it brings leading scholars from both worlds into the conversation. The chapters of this book deal with the complexities of solidarity, the intersections of the popular and the religious, the example of Afro-Cubanisms, the meaning of popular liberation struggles, Hispanic identity formation at the U.S. border, and the unique promise of studying religion and theology in the tensions between North and South in the Americas.

Reading The Bible From The Margins

Author : Miguel A. De La Torre
ISBN : 1570754101
Genre : Religion
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This introduction focuses on how issues involving race, class, and gender influence our understanding of the Bible. Describing how "standard" readings of the Bible are not always acceptable to people or groups on the "margins," this book afters valuable new insights into biblical texts today.

Women Wisdom And Witness

Author : Rosemary P. Carbine
ISBN : 9780814680896
Genre : Religion
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The New Voices Seminar is a lively, intergenerational, and diverse group of women scholars who take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Christianity. Under the leadership of Kathleen Dolphin, the seminar gathers annually at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, for collegial and collaborative conversation about women in the church and in the world. With Women, Wisdom, and Witness, readers are invited to join their conversation. This collection of essays by seminar members addresses significant contexts of contemporary women's experience: suffering and resistance, education, and the crossroads of religion and public life. Theology is brought to bear on some pressing issues in our time: poverty, sexual norms, trauma and slavery, health care, immigration, and the roles of women in academia and in the church. Readers will discover the rich socio-political, interdisciplinary, and dialogical implications of Catholic women's intellectual and social praxis in contemporary theology and ethics.

A Lily Among The Thorns

Author : Miguel A. De La Torre
ISBN : 9780787997977
Genre : Religion
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A new way for Christians to think about sexuality Author Miguel De La Torre, a well-respected ethicist and professor known for his innovative readings of Christian doctrine, rejects both the liberal and conservative prejudices about sex. He instead develops an ethic that is liberative yet grounded soundly in the Bible; a sexuality that celebrates God’s gift of great sex by fostering intimacy, vulnerability and openness between loving partners. In A Lily Among the Thorns, De La Torre examines the Bible, current events, history and our culture-at-large to show how and why racism, sexism, and classism have distorted Christianity’s central teachings about sexuality. The author shows how the church’s traditionally negative attitudes toward sex in general—and toward women, people of color, and gays in particular—have made it difficult, if not impossible, to create a biblically based and just sexual ethic. But when the Bible is read from the viewpoint of those who have been marginalized in our society, preconceived notions about Christianity and sex get turned on their heads. Taking on hot-button topics such as pornography, homosexuality, prostitution, and celibacy, the author examines how “reading from the margins” provides a liberating approach to dealing with issues of sexuality.

Hands On The Freedom Plow

Author : Faith S. Holsaert
ISBN : 9780252035579
Genre : History
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Fifty-two women - northern and southern, young and old, urban and rural, black, white, and Latina - share their courageous personal stories of working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement. The testimonies cover early sit-ins, voter registration campaigns, and Freedom Rides; the 1963 March on Washington, the Mississippi Freedom Summer, and the Movements in Alabama and Maryland; Black Power and anti-war activism. --publisher's description.

Runaway Muse

Author : Daniel Klawitter
ISBN : 1475123566
Genre : Poetry
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"Whether he is writing about the Sufi poet Rumi, the magic of jazz legend Miles Davis, the perseverance of the downtrodden and oppressed, or the banality of political discourse on t.v. talk shows, poet Daniel Klawitter does it all with an engaging lyricism and musicality of language that makes his verse yield many re-readings. This fine collection is filled with witty punch lines, biting social commentary, and a deep reverence for the sacred." ---Bruce J. R. Carroll, PhD candidate, English Literature, University of New Mexico. For more info about the author, please visit: http: // Many of the poems included in this collection were first published in: The Atonal Poetry Review: "Birth Of The Cool" Bay Laurel Magazine: "Thinking Of My Pirate" Blue Collar Review: "Let Them Have Bread And A Circus," "The Promotion" Cyclamens And Swords: "A Poet Playing Doctor," "A Hairy Meditation," "Eating Light Poetry," "Runaway Muse" Indelible Companions: "Who's The Real Pet?" The Penwood Review: "Angelic" The People's Tribune: "My Father's Offhand Reply," "Comrades" The Progressive Christian: "Zealots" Quietmountain: New Feminist Essays: "Some Men" Sacramental Life: "Fantastic Monastic" The Smoking Poet: "Evolution" Struggle: A journal of proletarian literature: "Give Me Your Tired" Trails of Hope and Terror: Testimonies on the Current Immigration Debate (Orbis Books): "Crossing The Border"


Author : Miguel A. De La Torre
ISBN : 0802849733
Genre : History
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An engaging guide to the history, beliefs, rituals, and cultures of Santeria, an Afro-Cuban religion that arose out of the cultural clash of Christianity and African Yoruba beliefs that occurred when slaves were brought to the Americas. Original.

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