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The Author: Leslie R. James is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies on the faculty of DePauw University, Indiana. He received his Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Saint Louis University, Missouri.
This thoughtful comparative analysis demonstrates that ecumenism and Liberation Theology are not only compatible but complementary. Scholars in either field will find it a valuable resource. (Ronald Modras, Saint Louis University) Leslie R. James has chronicled for us a probing analysis of the sources of an ecumenical Liberation Theology. His work helps us bridge the gap between Protestant and Catholic approaches to Liberation Theology and challenges the church to expand its vision of liberation. This book is an excellent example of the growing rapprochement that describes the common theological and interfaith enterprise and its relevance to civic responsibility in the new millennium. It is essential reading for students in various disciplines including religion, history, conflict studies, Latin American and Caribbean studies, and political science. (Noel Leo Erskine, Candler School of Theology, Emory University)