Liberation Theology after the End of History
The refusal to cease suffering
By Daniel Bell
Routledge – 2001 – 224 pages
Series: Routledge Radical Orthodoxy
Daniel Bell assesses the impact of Christian resistance to capitalism in Latin America, and the implications of theological debates that have emerged from this. He uses postmodern critical theory to investigate capitalism, its effect upon human desire and the Church's response to it, in a thorough account of the rise, failure and future prospects of Latin American liberation theology.
'… the distinctive contribution of Liberation Theology after the End of HIstory lies in its focus on liberation theology, a movement which has not normally been given prominence in Radical Orthodoxy.' - Church Times
'Liberation Theology After the End of History is of value to anyone interested in engaging with the distinctive and increasingly influential quasi-sectarianism espoused by Hauerwas and his followers.' - Andrew Dawson, University College Chester, Journal of Contemporary Religion
'A brief sumary cannot do justice to the wealth of insight and creativity that distinguishes this work.' - Paul Lakeland, Fairfield University, Religious Studies Review
'This is a tightly argued and in some ways prophetic book, which deserves a wide readership, and is thoroughly deserving of the commendations it has already received.' - Martyn Percy, University of Sheffield, Reviews in Religion and Theology
Daniel M. Bell, Jr. is Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. He has previously published articles on Latin American liberation theology in Communio, Modern Theology, Journal for Peace & Justice Studies, and Journal of Religion and Society.