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Ten Theology Books to Watch For – May 2020

Here are some excellent new theology books * that will be released in May 2020 :

* broadly interpreted, including ethics, church history, biblical studies, and other areas that intersect with theology

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Theology Books May 2020

Brown Church: Five Centuries of Latina/o Social Justice, Theology, and Identity

Robert Chao Romero

IVP Academic

Interest in and awareness of the demand for social justice as an outworking of the Christian faith is growing. But it is not new. For five hundred years, Latina/o culture and identity have been shaped by their challenges to the religious, socio-economic, and political status quo, whether in opposition to Spanish colonialism, Latin American dictatorships, US imperialism in Central America, the oppression of farmworkers, or the current exploitation of undocumented immigrants. Christianity has played a significant role in that movement at every stage. Robert Chao Romero, the son of a Mexican father and a Chinese immigrant mother, explores the history and theology of what he terms the “Brown Church.” Romero considers how this movement has responded to these and other injustices throughout its history by appealing to the belief that God’s vision for redemption includes not only heavenly promises but also the transformation of every aspect of our lives and the world. Walking through this history of activism and faith, readers will discover that Latina/o Christians have a heart after God’s own.



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Theology Books May 2020

Introducing Latinx Theologies

Edwin David Aponte /
Miguel de la Torre

Orbis Books

To this day, this is the most comprehensive review of the wide range of Latin[x] theologies in the United States, their history, and their varying contexts and contributions.–Justo L. González, author, Acts: Gospel of the Spirit

Now thoroughly revised, this basic introduction describes both Protestant and Catholic traditions, including the fundamental principles underlying the ways Hispanics approach theology. Showing how their outlook has been shaped by historical and cultural movements including colonialism and Christian mission, this book provides the ideal introduction to a vibrant and distinctive way of doing theology.

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