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The Ground Beneath the Cross: The Theology of Ignacio Ellacurma (Moral Traditions)

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Now in paperback for the first time, Kevin F. Burke's groundbreaking analysis of the thought of the martyred Latin American theologian Ignacio Ellacurma is made available to a wider audience. Ignacio Ellacurma, a Jesuit philosopher-theologian, and prolific writer, was serving as president of the University of Central America at the height of El Salvador's brutal civil war in 1989. His advocacy on behalf of that country's persecuted majority provoked the ire of the Salvadoran political establishment, and in November of that year, members of that country's military invaded the campus and murdered Ellacurma—along with five other Jesuit priests and two women.

Kevin F. Burke, S.J., illuminates why Ellacurma is significant not only as a martyr, but also as a theologian. Ellacurma effectively integrated philosophy, history, anthropology, and sociopolitical analysis into his theological reflections on salvation, spirituality, and the church to create an original contribution to liberation theology. He addressed one of the most vexing issues in theology—can theologians account for the demands arising from both the particularity of their various social-historical situations "and" the universal claims of Christian revelation as well? Burke explains how Ellacurma based theology in a philosophy of historical reality, "the ground beneath the cross," and interprets the suffering of "the crucified peoples" in the light of Jesus' crucifixion. Ellacurma places the theological realities of salvation and transcendence in the midst of the course of human events, connecting them to the Christian mandate to "take the crucified peoples down from their crosses."

Ellacurma has remained littleknown in English, and Burke not only presents us with the first comprehensive introduction to Ignacio Ellacurma's thought, he also places him where he belongs—among the major liberation theologians of the twentieth century.

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Ellacuria, a Jesuit theologian and writer, was president of the University of Central America at the height of El Salvador's brutal civil war in 1989. His advocacy on behalf of the persecuted provoked the political establishment, and in November of that year, the military invaded the campus and murdered Ellacuria--along with five other Jesuit priests and two women. Kevin F. Burke, S.J., illuminates why Ellacuria is significant not only as a martyr, but also as theologian. Ellacuria has remained little known in English, and Burke not only presents us with the first comprehensive introduction to Ignacio Ellacuria thought, he also places him where he belongs--among the major liberation theologians of the twentieth century.

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ISBN:
9781589010215
Author:
Burke, Kevin F.
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Subject:
Theology
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - General
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Liberation Theology
Subject:
Christian Theology - General
Subject:
Christian Theology - Liberation
Subject:
Religion Western-Theology
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Moral Traditions
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
8.98x6.00x.77 in. .90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Ellacuria, a Jesuit theologian and writer, was president of the University of Central America at the height of El Salvador's brutal civil war in 1989. His advocacy on behalf of the persecuted provoked the political establishment, and in November of that year, the military invaded the campus and murdered Ellacuria--along with five other Jesuit priests and two women. Kevin F. Burke, S.J., illuminates why Ellacuria is significant not only as a martyr, but also as theologian. Ellacuria has remained little known in English, and Burke not only presents us with the first comprehensive introduction to Ignacio Ellacuria thought, he also places him where he belongs--among the major liberation theologians of the twentieth century.
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