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Author Núñez C., Emilio Antonio.

Title Crisis and hope in Latin America : an Evangelical perspective / Emilio Antonio Núñez C., William David Taylor ; foreword by Samuel Escobar
Edition Revised edition
Published Pasadena, Calif. : William Carey Library, 1996
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Description 1 online resource (545 pages)
Contents PART ONE: Critical Background Issues in Latin America -- 1. A Contemporary Panorama of Latin America -- 2. A Synopsis of Latin American History -- 3. Latin America's Human Crisis -- 4. Spiritual Dimensions of Latin America -- 5. A Personal Perspective of the Latin American People -- PART TWO: Critical Issues for Evangelicals in Latin America -- Introduction -- 6. The Hispano-American Christs: Post-Conciliar Catholicism in Latin America -- 7. Introduction : The Search for Renewal -- 8. Revolutionary Ferment: Liberation Theology -- 9. The Charasmatic Movement -- 10: Resistance to Change: Evangelical Self-Theologizing in Latin America -- 11. Doing Theology in Latin America: Contextualization -- 12. Latin American Evangelicals and Social Responsibility: A Case Study -- 13. The Awakening of our Evangelical Social Conscience -- PART THREE: Updating and Concluding Perspectives for Latin America -- 14. Revisiting Latin America: A Nineties Update Looking Towards the Third Millenium -- 15. Catholisism and Liberation Theology Today --16. Mission, Missions and Missionaries in Latin America
Summary "Latin america continues to provoke news of global significance, albeit for different reasons than a decaded ago. In the 1980's the stories were dominated by drug wars and political crises, focusing particularly on Central America. Marxist ideologies, politcal revolutions and liberation theologies appeared to proliferate. The 1990's have significantly altered the political, economic, social and religious landscape. Now we see 'democracies' on the rise, privatization of state monopolies and trade market reforms. However, social tensions and the poor increase in number, and the future remains volatile. The collapse of Soviet-style Marxism has profoundly impacted revolutionary movements as well as Cuba and Liberation Theologies. Today, even the secular media and academia acknowledge the surprising growth and influence of Latin Evangelicals that require serious re-evaluation ... this book is panoramic yet thorough. Following Escobar's essay, Part 1 by Taylor examines the historical, socio-political and religious backgrounds of Latin America. In Part 2 Núñez probes issues and challenges such as post-conciliar Roman Catholicism, liberation theology, the charismatic movement, contextualization, and evangelical social responsibility. In Part 3 both authors update their original material, and Taylor concludes by exploring the implications of this book for the church, mission agencies and expatriate missionaries in Latin America."--Back cover
Notes Revised edition of: Crisis in Latin America. c1989
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-514) and indexes
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Subject Catholic Church -- Latin America -- History -- 20th century
Catholic Church.
Christianity -- Latin America.
Evangelicalism -- Latin America -- History -- 20th century
Missions -- Latin America.
Latin America -- Church history -- 20th century.
Latin America -- History -- 1948-1980.
Latin America.
Genre/Form Church history.
Form Electronic book
Author Núñez C., Emilio Antonio. Crisis in Latin America
Taylor, William David.
ISBN 0878086919