The Resource The churches and democracy in Brazil : towards a public theology focused on citizenship, Rudolf von Sinner ; with a foreword by Vítor Westhelle

The churches and democracy in Brazil : towards a public theology focused on citizenship, Rudolf von Sinner ; with a foreword by Vítor Westhelle

Label
The churches and democracy in Brazil : towards a public theology focused on citizenship
Title
The churches and democracy in Brazil
Title remainder
towards a public theology focused on citizenship
Statement of responsibility
Rudolf von Sinner ; with a foreword by Vítor Westhelle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Brazil is a rapidly emerging country. Brazilian theology, namely the Theology of Liberation, has become well known in the 1970s and 1980s. The politically active Base Ecclesial Communities and the progressive posture of the Roman Catholic Church contrasted with a steadily growing number of evangelicals, mostly aligned with the military regime but attractive precisely to the poor. After democratic transition in the mid-1980s, the context changed considerably. Democracy, growing religious pluralism and mobility, a vibrant civil society, the political ascension of the Worker's Party and growing wealth, albeit within a continuously wide social gap, are some of the elements that show the need of a new approach to theology. It must be a theology that is both critical and constructive, resisting and cooperative, a theology that is able to give orientation to the churches, valuing and encouraging their contribution in society while avoiding attempts of imposition. The Churches and Democracy in Brazil, the fruit of years of interdisciplinary study of the Brazilian context and its main churches and theology, makes its case for an ecumenically articulated public theology. It seeks inspiration mainly in Luther and Lutheran theology, emphasizing human dignity, freedom, trust, the disposition to serve, and the ability to endure the ambiguities of reality, as well as a fresh interpretation of the doctrine of the two regiments. These are the fundamental elements of what makes human beings full members of the body politic: citizenship, their right to have rights and to be able to effectively live them, together with their corresponding duties, in a move of growing political participation conscious of their religious motivation in view of the commonweal." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sinner, Rudolf von
Index
index present
LC call number
BR115.P7
LC item number
S56 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christianity and politics
  • Democracy
  • Christianity
  • Brazil
  • Christianity
  • Christianity and politics
  • Democracy
  • Brazil
Label
The churches and democracy in Brazil : towards a public theology focused on citizenship, Rudolf von Sinner ; with a foreword by Vítor Westhelle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-377) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Citizenship and democracy in post-transition Brazil -- The story of transition in Brazil : advances and setbacks in democracy -- The role of civil society in Brazilian democracy -- The concept of citizenship in the Brazilian context -- Liberation theology and citizenship -- Part II. The contribution of the churches toward citizenship -- Methodological preliminaries -- Churches and religions in Brazil -- The Roman Catholic Church (ICAR) -- The Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil (IECLB) -- The Assemblies of God (AD) -- Concluding remarks -- Part III. Towards a public theology focused on citizenship -- Elements of a theology focused on citizenship -- Public theology in Brazil : contribution without imposition -- Conclusion: Boldness and humility
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xix, 386 pages
Isbn
9781608993857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)801984697
  • (OCoLC)ocn801984697
Label
The churches and democracy in Brazil : towards a public theology focused on citizenship, Rudolf von Sinner ; with a foreword by Vítor Westhelle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-377) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Citizenship and democracy in post-transition Brazil -- The story of transition in Brazil : advances and setbacks in democracy -- The role of civil society in Brazilian democracy -- The concept of citizenship in the Brazilian context -- Liberation theology and citizenship -- Part II. The contribution of the churches toward citizenship -- Methodological preliminaries -- Churches and religions in Brazil -- The Roman Catholic Church (ICAR) -- The Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil (IECLB) -- The Assemblies of God (AD) -- Concluding remarks -- Part III. Towards a public theology focused on citizenship -- Elements of a theology focused on citizenship -- Public theology in Brazil : contribution without imposition -- Conclusion: Boldness and humility
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xix, 386 pages
Isbn
9781608993857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)801984697
  • (OCoLC)ocn801984697

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