Vierteljahresschrift für das Gesamtgebiet der katholischen Theologie
Begründet von Kardinal Leo Scheffczyk • ISSN 0178-1626


Michael Stickelbroeck:
The Theology Latin America
(FKTh 2020-4, p. 262–280)

This draft of modern theology in Latin America shows its three dominating tendencies, which are responsible for its present development: the reception of a pluralistic theology of religion in the application to the mosaic of pre-Columbian religions, the return of the – albeit modified – theology of liberation, so as a radicalized feministic theology. Some theologians advocate an indigenous theology that is generated on the one hand from the pluralistic principle and on the other hand from the principle of liberation from colonial foreign infiltration. Though the postmodern philosophical preliminary decisions are leading the discourse, it is not always explicitly addressed. For this reason, the portrayal of prevalent theological directions is followed by some critical questions regarding the fundamentals of postmodern thinking.

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