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The Principle of Mercy : Taking the Crucified People from the Cross - Jon Sobrino

The Principle of Mercy

Taking the Crucified People from the Cross

Paperback Published: 1st October 1994
ISBN: 9780883449868
Number Of Pages: 199

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The essays in Sobrino's latest collection bear on one of the most pressing signs of the times: the existence of a "crucified people," the poor and oppressed of our world, whose suffering presents Christian faith with an urgent demand - that we "take them down from the cross." Writing from the Salvadoran context, he presents a "theology of mercy," reflecting on the principles of mercy and solidarity as the mode of Christian witness and discipleship in a world of conflict and suffering.
In a personal introduction that sets the tone, Sobrino describes the evolution of his own thinking under the impact of the Salvadoran reality. Part One focuses on the essential character of mercy, and on the importance of shaping the mission of the church and the task of theology. Part Two analyzes the crucified reality of the Third World with specific reflections on salvation, forgiveness, and the grace of being forgiven. Part Three presents two manifestations of mercy: the reality of priesthood and solidarity. Finally, in a moving Afterword, Sobrino focuses on his martyred fellow Jesuits of the Central American University, a group who paid the ultimate price of mercy.

Preface
Introduction: Awakening from the Sleep of Inhumanityp. 1
The Samaritan Church and the Principle of Mercyp. 15
Theology in a Suffering World: Theology as Intellectus Amorisp. 27
The Crucified Peoples: Yahweh's Suffering Servant Todayp. 49
Latin America: Place of Sin and Place of Forgivenessp. 58
Five Hundred Years: Structural Sin and Structural Gracep. 69
Personal Sin, Forgiveness, and Liberationp. 83
Toward a Determination of the Nature of Priesthood: Servitude to God's Salvific Approach to Human Beingsp. 105
Bearing with One Another in Faith: A Theological Analysis of Christian Solidarityp. 144
The Legacy of the Martyrs of the Central American Universityp. 173
Epilogue: A Letter to Ignacio Ellacuriap. 187
Notesp. 191
Indexp. 197
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ISBN: 9780883449868
ISBN-10: 0883449862
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 199
Published: 1st October 1994
Publisher: Orbis Books (USA)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3

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