Jose Maria Arguedas: Godfather of Liberationism

Article by Stephen B. Wall-Smith

An underlying liberation philosophy to validate Latin American theologies of liberation has yet to be extracted from the popular culture. In time, some scholar will no doubt reconstruct it academically Until then, the fiction of José María Arguedas provides some of the most vivid portraits of that culture available, as well as penetrating reflections upon …

Latin America and the Need for a Life-Liberating Theology

Article by Ingemar Hedström

In the latter decades of the twentieth century, the phrase liberation theology often has been used synonymously with Latin American liberation theology. This reflects the Immense influence that Latin American theologians have had on the global Christian community. Can Latin American theologies, too, be part of the emerging consensus that life in its totality, and …

Resistance and Reconstruction

Article by J. Matthew Ashley

The Cambridge Companion to Liberation Theology. Edited by Christopher Rowland, Cambridge University Press, 260pp. $19.95 paperback. In San Salvador in the in the early morning hours of November 16, 1989, soldiers of the elite, U.S.-trained and equipped Atlacatl batta1ion crept onto the campus of the University of Central America and assassinated six Jesuits, including the …