Ethics: A Liberative Approach

Ethics: A Liberative Approach

by Miguel A. De La Torre professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies

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This survey text for religious ethics and theological ethics courses explores how ethical concepts defined as liberationist, which initially was a Latin American Catholic phenomenon, is presently manifest around the globe and within the United States across different racial, ethnic, and gender groups. Authored by several contributors, this book elucidates how the powerless and disenfranchised within marginalized communities employ their religious beliefs to articulate a liberationist/liberative religious ethical perspective. Students will thus comprehend the diversity existing within the liberative ethical discourse and know which scholars and texts to read and will encounter practical ways to further social justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451426229
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 1,105,547
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Miguel A. De La Torre is the Iliff professor of social ethics at Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado. He is the author of several books, including The Quest for the Historical Satan (Fortress, 2011), Social Justice from a Latino/a Perspective (2013), Liberating Jonah: Forming an Ethics of Reconciliation (2007), and Doing Christian Ethics from the Margins, (2004). He is president of the Society for Christian Ethics and a board member of the American Academy of Religion.

Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Preface xi

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Global Context

Chapter 1 Latin American Liberative Ethics 9

Chapter 2 African Liberative Ethics 29

Chapter 3 Asian Liberative Ethics 47

Chapter 4 Economic Liberative Ethics 67

Part 2 The US Racial and Ethnic Context

Chapter 5 Hispanic Liberative Ethics 91

Chapter 6 African American Liberative Ethics 109

Chapter 7 Asian American Liberative Ethics 127

Chapter 8 American Indian Liberative Ethics 143

Part 3 The US Gender, Sexual Identity, and Disability Context

Chapter 9 Feminist Liberative Ethics 165

Chapter 10 Women of Color Liberative Ethics 189

Chapter 11 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Liberative Ethics 207

Chapter 12 Disability Liberative Ethics 223

Conclusion 239

Acknowledgments 241

Index 243

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