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By Simon C. Kim,Timothy Matovina,Daniel G. Goody

The theological reflections of Virgilio Elizondo and Gustavo Gutiérrez are examples of the ecclesial fruitfulness of the second one 1/2 the 20th century. Following the directives of Pope John XXIII and the second one Vatican Council, Elizondo and Gutiérrez current the Gospel message in correct phrases to their very own humans by means of enticing the area because the Church of the bad. encouraged through this second in Church background, whereas even as spotting the plight in their humans of their negative and marginal life, Elizondo and Gutiérrez chanced on a brand new means of doing theology by way of asking a particular set of questions in keeping with their neighborhood context. by means of investigating the place God is found in the border crossers of the southwestern usa and the poorest of the negative in Latin the United States, either theologians have exposed a hermeneutical lens in rereading Scripture and deepening our knowing of ecclesial tradition.

Elizondo's mestizaje and Gutiérrez's preferential choice for the bad arose out of a theology of context, a theological technique that takes heavily the contextual conditions in their locale. by using the typical loci theologici of Scripture and culture together with context and their very own event, Elizondo and Gutiérrez illustrate via their theologies how each staff needs to embody their very own special theological reflection.

"Simon Kim has essentially delineated his aim of analyzing the significance of doing theology in context via a comparative research of the works of Gustavo Gutiérrez and Virgilio Elizondo. Then he masterfully achieves that aim via a cautious exposition of the contexts, contents, intersections, and divergences in their respective theologies. . . . Gutiérrez is the founding determine of liberation theology in Latin the United States and arguably the most influential theologians of the 20th century, whereas Elizondo is the ideal US Latino theologian, whose effect additionally stretches to all continents all over the world. Fewer readers will notice before everything look that Kim has produced the main entire comparative research of those top theologians thus far. because many theologians and students from similar fields are likely to conflate the theologies of Latin american citizens and people folks Latinas and Latinos, this comparative research on my own makes Kim's ebook a worthwhile contribution to modern theological scholarship.

"Simon Kim brings out the worth of the strategy Gutiérrez and Elizondo hired for doing theological mirrored image. He captures superbly how his matters' existence reviews and pastoral management have deeply formed their theological insights and . . . how these insights have formed their pastoral imaginative and prescient and that of various others whom they've got inspired."

--From the Foreword through Daniel G. Groody, CSC, and Timothy Matovina

Simon Kim is a Korean American priest ordained for the Diocese of Orange, California. He has been invited to provide meetings, workshops, and retreats around the nation on Korean American pastoral ministry. lately, he has been engaged in generational outreach in the Korean American group, requiring him to provide principles and subject matters bilingually so one can bridge the generations of Korean americans. Kim earned a PhD in theology from The Catholic collage of the United States in Washington, DC.

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