Reading List: Latin American Liberation Theology

As we look to the 40th anniversary of the martyrdom of Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero (March 24, 2020), the witness of the archbishop’s life and death continues to challenge us to listen for the voice of Christ in the cries of the poor and the oppressed. If you feel drawn to learn more about Romero or about liberation theology in a Latin American context, consider reading one of the books on this list, or attending the Duke Graduate Conference in Theology: Engaging Liberation and Reconciliation Through Latin America, taking place March 20-21, 2020. Registration is just $5 for Duke students, and meals are included!

 

Reading List:

Introducing Liberation Theology, by Leonardo Boff

A theology of liberation : history, politics, and salvation, by Gustavo Gutiérrez, edited and translated by Sister Caridad Inda and John Eagleson

Practical theology of liberation, by Hugo Assmann

Cry of the earth, cry of the poor, by Leonardo Boff, translated by Philip Berryman

No salvation outside the poor : prophetic-utopian essays, by Jon Sobrino

Óscar Romero’s theological vision : liberation and the transfiguration of the poor, by Edgardo Colón-Emeric

Sermons of San Oscar Romero, in English and Spanish, at the Archbishop Romero Trust

A critical introduction to religion in the Americas : bridging the liberation theology and religious studies divide, by Michelle Gonzalez

A theology of human hope, by Rubem Alves

A guide to liberation theology for middle-class congregations, by Charles Bayer

Liberation theology, edited by Roger Nash

Latin American liberation theology, by David Tombs

Liberation theology and sexuality, edited by Marcella Althaus-Reid

The Liberation Theology Debate, by Rosino Gibellini

Liberation theology and the Bible, edited by Pieter G.R. de Villiers

Liberating exegesis : the challenge of liberation theology to Biblical studies, by Mark Corner and Christopher Rowland

Liberation theology in Latin America, by James V. Schall

The Cambridge companion to liberation theology, edited by Christopher Rowland

Liberation theology : an introductory reader, edited by: Curt Cadorette

Pastoral care and liberation theology, by Stephen Pattinson

Radical liberation theology : an evangelical response, by Raymond Hundley

Liberation theology : the political expression of religion, by Ricardo Planas

Liberation theology : a study in its soteriology, by Atilio René Dupertuis

Struggles for solidarity : liberation theology in tension, edited by Lorine M. Getz and Ruy O. Costa

Latin American liberation theology : a bibliography on essential writings, by Svein Helge Birkelflet and Kjell Nordstokke

The practice and theory of liberation theology in Peru, by Arthur Joseph McDonald

The Latino Christ in art, literature, and liberation theology, by Michael R. Candelaria

Our God has no favourites : a liberation theology of the Eucharist, by Anne Primavesi and Jennifer Henderson

The option for the poor in Latin American liberation theology, by Joseph Barry Stenger

Mission between the times : essays, by C. René Padilla

Reading List: Black History Month

  1. The Souls of Black Folks, W.E.B. DuBois
  2. African American History and Devotionals, Teresa Fry Brown
  3. Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God
  4. Go Tell It On The Mountain, James Baldwin
  5. Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
  6. Beloved, Toni Morrison
  7. Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
  8. The Cross and the Lynching Tree, James Cone
  9. The African American Century, Cornel West and Henry Louis Gates
  10. Knowing Christ Crucified, M. Shawn Copeland
  11. Our Lives Matter, Pamela Lightsey
  12. A Testament of Hope, Martin Luther King Jr,
  13. Just A Sister Away, Renita Weems
  14. Blood Done Sign My Name, Tim Tyson
  15. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  16. Roots, Alex Haley
  17. Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation 1838-1839, Fanny Kemble
  18. The Audacity of Hope, Barack Obama
  19. To Die For The People, Huey Newton
  20. An American Marriage, Tayari Jones
  21. Proud Shoes, Pauli Murray
  22. Washington Black, Esi Edugyan
  23. Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead
  24. The Third Reconstruction, William Barber
  25. Enfleshing Freedom, M. Shawn Copeland
  26. Were You There? David Goatley
  27. Making A Way Out of No Way, Monica Coleman
  28. Katie’s Canon, Katie Geneva Canon
  29. Deeper Shades of Purple, ed. Stacey Floyd Thomas
  30. MARCH, vol. I, vol. II, and vol. III, John Lewis
  31. Breathe: A Letter To My Sons, Imani Perry
  32. Word, Like Fire, Valerie Cooper
  33. This Far by Faith, Quinton Dixie and Juan Willians
  34. Economic Ethics and The Black Church, Wylin D. Wilson

Reading List: Latin/x and Mujerista Theology

Books (and where to find them)

  1. En La Lucha, Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz — Ten-year anniversary editionFirst edition
  2. A Reader in Feminist Latina Theology: Religion and Justice — PrintElectronic
  3. Mujerista Theology, Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz — PrintElectronic
  4.  Our Cry for Life: Feminist Theology from Latin America, Maria Pilar Aquino — Print
  5. Borderlands/La Frontera, Gloria E. Anzaldua — Print
  6. A Theology of Liberation, Gustavo Gutierrez — PrintElectronic
  7. The Mestizo Augustine: A Theologian Between Two Cultures: Justo Gonzales — Electronic
  8. Mañana : Christian Theology from a Hispanic Perspective, Justo L. González — Print
  9. The Faith of the People: Theological Reflections on Popular Catholicism by Orlando O. Espín — Print
  10. From the Heart of Our People: Latino/a Explorations in Catholic Systematic Theology, edited by Orlando O. Espín and Miguel H. Díaz — Print
  11. Reading the Bible From the Margins by Miguel De La Torre — Print
  12. Theologizing en Espanglish by Carmen Nanko-Fernández — Electronic
  13. Christ Outside the Gate by Orlando Costas — Print
  14. Ignacio Ellacuria: Essays on History, Liberation, and Salvation, edited by Michael E. Lee — Print
  15. Good News from the Barrio: Prophetic Witness for the Church by Harold Recinos — Print
  16. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Latino/a Theology — Electronic
  17. In Our Own Voices: Latino/a Renditions of Theology, edited by Benjamín Valentín — PrintElectronic
  18. The Gospel of Cesar Chavez by Mario Garcia and Virgil Elizondo — Print
  19. Indecent Theology by Marcella Maria Althaus-Reid — PrintElectronic
  20. Latinas Evangélicas by Loida I. Martell-Otero, Zaida Maldonado Perez, Elizabeth Conde-Frazier — Print
  21. Galilean Journey: The Mexican-American Promise by Virgil Elizondo — Print
  22. Longing for Running Water: Ecofeminism and Liberation by Ivone Gebara — Print
  23. Decolonizing Biblical Studies: A View from the Margins by Fernando F. Segovia — Print
  24. Faith Formation and Popular Religion: Lessons from the Tejano Experience by Anita de Luna — Print
  25. Freedom Made Flesh: Mission of Christ and His Church by Ignacio Ellacuria — Print
  26. Mestizo Christianity: Theology from the Latino Perspective by Arturo J. Bañuelas — Print
  27. Caminemos con Jesus by Roberto S. Goizueta — Print
  28. Creada a su imagen: Una pastoral integral para la mujer, Agustina Luvis Núñez
  29. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Writings — Print
  30. Hope Abundant: Third World and Indigenous Women’s Theology, Clara Luz Ajo Lázaro — Print
  31. Evangelicals in Mexico: Their Hymnody and Its Theology, Dinorah B. Méndez — Print
  32. Hispanic Bible Institutes: A Community of Theological Construction, Elizabeth Conde-Frazier — Print
  33. A Many Colored Kingdom: Multicultural Dynamics for Spiritual Formation, Elizabeth Conde-Frazier

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Sojourners’ Latinx Theology Reading List: https://sojo.net/articles/latinx-theology-reading-list

The Global Church Project: 18 Latin American Female Theologians you should know about: https://theglobalchurchproject.com/18-latin-american-female-theologians-know/

 

SPANISH-LANGUAGE or LATIN/X THEOLOGY WEBSITES, DATABASES, and JOURNALS

  1. The Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Project
  2. Tesis Doctorals en Xarxa (dissertations completed in Spain)
  3. Antigüedad y Cristianismo
  4. Caminhando (revista published by the School of Theology at the Methodist University of Sao Paolo — in Portuguese)
  5. Ciencias Sociales y Religión/Ciências Sociais e Religião (CS&R)
  6. Estudos Teologicos (Portuguese)
  7. Humanitas (revista de antropología y cultura cristiana)
  8. Ignaziana (from the Centro de Espiritualidad Ignaciana de la Pontificia Universidad Gregoriana in Rome)
  9. Ilu: Revista de Ciencias de las Religiones
  10. Revista Batista Pioneira: Biblia, Teologia, Pratica (Portuguese)
  11. Revista: Cultura & Religion
  12. Sociedades Biblicas Unidas: Traduccion de la Biblia
  13. Biblioteca de la Iglesia Reformada: Biblias, Catecismos, y Obras Reformadas
  14. Colección Latinoamericana del Seminario Teológico de Princeton: Books and Periodicals
  15. RIBLA – Revista de Interpretacion de la Biblia Latinoamericana

Summer 2018 Reading Suggestions

Ah, summer… Long days, warm temperatures, and far too many mosquitoes.

Let’s go back inside and read!

Wherever you find yourself this summer, we at the Divinity Library hope you are getting an opportunity to rest and recharge, and rediscover the joy of reading without the pressure of class deadlines. To that end, what follows is a short list of recommendations for summer reading, compiled with the help of the faculty and staff at Duke Divinity School. Happy reading!

Novels:

C. S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces

George Eliot, Adam Bede

Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

Walter M. Miller, Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

 

Spiritual Writings:

Howard Thurman, Meditations of the Heart

Pauli Murray: selected sermons and writings

 

Essays and Stories:

Wendell Berry, The art of loading brush: new agrarian writings

 

History:

Judith Herrin, Byzantium: the surprising life of a medieval empire

Philip P. Hallie, Lest Innocent Blood be Shed: the story of the village of Le Chambon and how goodness happened there

Harry S. Stout, Upon the altar of the nation: a moral history of the American Civil War

 

What else have you been reading this summer? Let us know in the comments!