Spirituality of the Third World : a cry for life : papers and reflections from the Third General Assembly of the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians, January, 1992, Nairobi, Kenya / edited by K.C. Abraham and Bernadette Mbuy-Beya. - Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, c1994. - vi, 214 p. ; 23 cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

Introduction / K. C. Abraham -- 1. Changes in the Relationships between Third World Countries and First World Countries / Franz J. Hinkelammert -- 2. Global Solidarity for the Future: Where Do We Go from Here in South-North Relations? / Lawrence Surendra -- 3. The Spirituality of the Brazilian Base Communities / Maria Vidale and Rosa Adela O. Sierra -- 4. A Living Spirituality Today / Elizabeth Amoah -- 5. Popular Religions as Support of Identity - Based on the Mexican-American Experience in the United States / Virgil Elizondo -- 6. African Spirituality: A Cry for Life / Bernadette Mbuy-Beya -- 7. Spirituality and Transformation in Black Theology / Dwight N. Hopkins -- 8. Opening Address / Sergio Torres -- 9. A Theology of Life: Rebuilding Hope from the Perspective of the South / Pablo Richard -- 10. A Cry for Life from Latin America / Ivone Gebara -- 11. Spirituality and Native American Personhood: Sovereignty and Solidarity / George E. Tinker.

The Third General Assembly of the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians, meeting in Nairobi in 1992, took a fresh look at the changing context of the Third World. Theologians in Nairobi firmly declared that third-world theology should be decisively shaped by the spirituality of the marginalized - indigenous people, women, minjung, dalits, and other minorities. Their creative and life-affirming spirituality is at the very center of their lives and struggles. Spirituality of the Third World explores the meaning of spirituality, its biblical roots, its relation to human existence, how it patterns a vision and enriches faith, and how it celebrates life. This spirituality is formed of faith, struggle, and hope - the cry for life from the poor of all continents. Part I describes the changing context of the Third World, with a special focus on North-South relationships. Part II elaborates different forms of Third World spiritualities with origins in South and North America, Africa, and Asia. Part III roots these spiritualities biblically and explores how they enrich theological understanding and sustain Christian life.

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Spirituality--Developing countries--Congresses.

Developing countries--Religion--Congresses.

BR1510 / .E28 1992

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