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Call of God the: Women Doing Theology in Peru

Call of God the: Women Doing Theology in Peru

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  • ISBN-13: 9780791457894
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Release Date: Jul 17, 2003
  • Pages: 194 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.65 x 9.20 x 6.18 inches


Based on conversations with women in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Lima, Peru, The Call of God explores how their faith provides them with an understanding amidst extreme poverty, violence, and displacement. Peru was the birthplace of liberation theology and the poor women of that country were instrumental in its original elucidation. This book introduces the women of El Agustino, where a diverse, dedicated and eloquent group have set out to answer questions, solve problems, and rebuild a society stricken with rampant inflation and terrorism, all in response to the call of God. Without much formal education, these women possess and espouse complex theological propositions with a high degree of independence and proficiency. A careful reading reveals an education of a different sort one rooted in life s changing experiences; one directed toward a different liberation."

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