The Reclaiming Liberation Theology series claims that Liberation Theology is alive and well and continues to produce new and challenging material.
In Theology, Liberation and Genocide, Mario Aguilar, one of the leading liberation theologians of the current generation, asks how it can be possible to do theology in the face of atrocities such as the genocide in Rwanda.
He argues that the traditional ways of doing theology (high theology) no longer work and that theology now has to take place at the periphery rather than in the social, cultural and political centre.
In this book, Aguilar seeks further to unfold the new agenda for liberation theology as set by Ivan Petrella and others.
Mario I. Aguilar is Professor of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and Director of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics. His previous books include Contemplating God, Changing the World (SPCK, 2008).
With the Rwandan genocide, Christianity was once again implicated in atrocity. In his latest work, Mario Aguilar contends that a prevailing ecclesiology and theology set the context for the genocidal evil unleashed. Drawing parallels with the political struggles in Latin America, Aguilar applies the lens of liberation theology and detects signs of Gods reign returning in the liberating praxis of love at the peripheries of Rwandan life. This hope-filled book stems from Aguilars conviction that liberation theology remains a necessary hermeneutical tool and force for transformational justice.
- Julie Clague, Lecturer in Catholic Theology and Deputy Head of Department, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Glasgow