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No Salvation Outside the Poor : Prophetic-Utopian Essays - Jon Sobrino

No Salvation Outside the Poor

Prophetic-Utopian Essays

Paperback Published: 28th February 2008
ISBN: 9781570757525
Number Of Pages: 147

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"I have come to proclaim good news to the poor…" (Luke 4:18)

The provocative title of these essays plays on a traditional Catholic slogan: "No salvation outside the church." But as Fr. Sobrino notes, salvation has many dimensions, both personal and social, historical and transcendent. Insofar as it implies God's response to a world marked by suffering and injustice, then the poor represent an indispensable test, a key to the healing of a sick society. Drawing on the radical hope of Christian faith—the promise of the Kingdom of God and the resurrection of the death—Sobrino presents a bold counter-cultural challenge to a "civilization of wealth" that lives off the blood of the poor. Inspired by the witness of Oscar Romero and Ignacio Ellacuría, and the church's preferential option for the poor, Sobrino offers these "prophetic-utopian" reflections on faith and the meaning of discipleship in our time.

Prologuep. ix
The Crucified People and the Civilization of Poverty: Ignacio Ellacuria's "Taking Hold of Reality"p. 1
Taking Hold of Realityp. 2
"The Crucified People"p. 3
The Civilization of Povertyp. 9
Depth and Urgency of the Option for the Poorp. 19
The Depth of the Option: Facing the Unfathomable Mystery of the Poorp. 20
Saving the Poorp. 25
Extra Pauperes Nulla Salus: A Short Utopian-Prophetic Essayp. 35
The Need to Reverse the Course of Historyp. 35
A World That Is Gravely Illp. 37
The Poor and Salvationp. 48
Extra Pauperes Nulla Salusp. 69
The Mystery of the Poorp. 72
The Centrality of the Kingdom of God Announced by Jesus: Reflections before Aparecidap. 77
The Centrality of the Kingdom of Godp. 77
Utopiap. 80
The Centrality of the Poor in Christianityp. 88
The Following of Jesusp. 90
A Final Wordp. 97
The Resurrection of One Crucified: Hope and a Way of Livingp. 99
Death and Victimsp. 99
A Drama in Two Actsp. 101
The Hope of the Victimsp. 102
The Hope of Nonvictimsp. 103
Living in Accordance with Jesus' Resurrectionp. 105
Helping Jesus' Legacy to Bear Fruit in the Churches: Ellacuria on Archbishop Romerop. 109
The Peoplep. 110
Godp. 116
Followingp. 121
Gracep. 126
Notesp. 129
Indexp. 143
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ISBN: 9781570757525
ISBN-10: 1570757526
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 147
Published: 28th February 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.23

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