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By Simon C. Kim,Timothy Matovina,Daniel G. Goody

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The theological reflections of Virgilio Elizondo and Gustavo Gutiérrez are examples of the ecclesial fruitfulness of the second one 1/2 the 20th century. Following the directives of Pope John XXIII and the second one Vatican Council, Elizondo and Gutiérrez current the Gospel message in suitable phrases to their very own humans by way of attractive the realm because the Church of the bad. encouraged via this second in Church historical past, whereas whilst spotting the plight in their humans of their negative and marginal life, Elizondo and Gutiérrez came across a brand new means of doing theology through asking a selected set of questions in accordance with their neighborhood context. through investigating the place God is found in the border crossers of the southwestern usa and the poorest of the bad in Latin the USA, either theologians have exposed a hermeneutical lens in rereading Scripture and deepening our realizing of ecclesial tradition.

Elizondo's mestizaje and Gutiérrez's preferential choice for the bad arose out of a theology of context, a theological approach that takes heavily the contextual conditions in their locale. through the use of the typical loci theologici of Scripture and culture along with context and their very own event, Elizondo and Gutiérrez illustrate via their theologies how each team needs to embody their very own distinct theological reflection.

"Simon Kim has truly delineated his objective of interpreting the significance of doing theology in context via a comparative research of the works of Gustavo Gutiérrez and Virgilio Elizondo. Then he masterfully achieves that objective via a cautious exposition of the contexts, contents, intersections, and divergences in their respective theologies. . . . Gutiérrez is the founding determine of liberation theology in Latin the US and arguably essentially the most influential theologians of the 20th century, whereas Elizondo is the prime US Latino theologian, whose impression additionally stretches to all continents world wide. Fewer readers will be aware at the start look that Kim has produced the main complete comparative research of those top theologians to this point. on account that many theologians and students from comparable fields are likely to conflate the theologies of Latin american citizens and people folks Latinas and Latinos, this comparative research by myself makes Kim's ebook a beneficial contribution to modern theological scholarship.

"Simon Kim brings out the price of the strategy Gutiérrez and Elizondo hired for doing theological mirrored image. He captures superbly how his topics' lifestyles stories and pastoral management have deeply formed their theological insights and . . . how these insights have formed their pastoral imaginative and prescient and that of various others whom they've got inspired."

--From the Foreword via Daniel G. Groody, CSC, and Timothy Matovina

Simon Kim is a Korean American priest ordained for the Diocese of Orange, California. He has been invited to offer meetings, workshops, and retreats around the nation on Korean American pastoral ministry. lately, he has been engaged in generational outreach in the Korean American neighborhood, requiring him to provide rules and issues bilingually so that it will bridge the generations of Korean american citizens. Kim earned a PhD in theology from The Catholic college of the United States in Washington, DC.

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