José Míguez Bonino was born in Santa Fé, Argentina, in and began his theological studies twenty years later at the interdenominational. José Míguez Bonino (far right) at the WCC 9th Assembly in Porto for the life and work of renowned liberation theologian José Míguez Bonino. José Miguez‐Bonino. Rev. Dr. J. Miguez‐Bonino is President of Union Theological Seminary, Buenos Aires, Argentina. This article first appeared in Spanish in.

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Sacralization and fanaticism are avoided by the application of ethical criteria and the submission of the mediations to divine judgement. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We can close this brief biblical recollection with three very simple reflections that can help us to make a future step in the consideration of our subject:.

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JavaScript is disabled for your browser. In these rather general notes we have tried first to look at some of the basic points of departure for a Christian consideration of issues of justice and peace. Visit our Enduring Standards page to see some of our perennially best-selling backlist books. It shows that, by a dialectical use of Marxist theory he is able to rediscover a basic and essential Christian understanding of history which requires that Christians be actively engaged in its shaping.

He worked in church ministries in Boliviaand after obtaining his degree he was a pastor in Mendoza. Eerdmans is proud to publish many books that have remained in print for decades – true classics that have stood the test of time.


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The Hebrew Psalmist expresses it joose He looks at religious developments from a sociological as well as from a theological perspective. Sometimes the vision has taken the shape of a religious hope: Views Read Edit View history. Christian Living Grief and Suffering.

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The crucial rediscovery of apocalyptic in contemporary European political theology is seen as an important step in the direction taken by Miguez Bonino as is the theological reflection on “thinking in two spheres” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. While such quest is difficult and will have to be reorganized many times, we can bonink some tentative criteria to be considered.

Certainly, there are a number of problems and issues to be considered. Bonino is considered one of the founders of Latin American Liberation theology[3] [5] and he was committed to a political ethic focused on the poor and the defense of human rights.

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The poor show us the real world encompassing more than two thirds of the human race, and growing is an ocean of poverty where you can find a few islands of wealth and comfort not infrequently threatened by rising tides ; From the perspective of that ocean, things look very different. Religious Studies Liberation theology. Some of our churches and institutions are also caught in this dilemma.

This peace is always threatened; migeuz has to be created again and again over against the forces of destruction — sword and drought, wild animals, enemies, evil people. The struggle against it has to be also multifaceted.


José Míguez Bonino

Love and loyalty met together, justice and peace have kissed each other Ps. It cannot be taken for granted that we have such a place. Eerdmans Publishing Company, All rights reserved. Then reflection, analysis, study followed. But we will have missed our salvation! In a general sense, one can speak of four areas of struggle: Miguez Bonino’s choice of the biblical category of the Kingdom of God is examined and is seen to constitute a departure from and an improvement on the conventional model of the Exodus used by most liberation theologians.

It refers to all those resources and factors which make communal harmony joyous and effective” Ref. Some features of this site may not work without it. He described liberation theology as “the response of a generation of young Catholics and evangelicals to the call of the Holy Spirit for a renewed spiritual, ethical and social commitment to the poor, the call for a new and integral evangelization.

Worship and Liturgy Sacraments and Rites. Again, Miguez Bonino’s indebtedness to Bonhoeffer, this time in his polarity of the ultimate and penultimate is acknowledged. Besides, theologians and ethicists have to recognize that most of us do not naturally have the perspective of the poor.

Bonino was raised in the Methodist Churchand participated actively in this joose since his youth. Not as an avant-garde, but as useful and even necessary participants.