Rooted in Jesus Christ: Toward a Radical Ecclesiology
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In this groundbreaking book Daniel Izuzquiza offers a vibrant Christian proposal for radical social transformation. His wide-ranging study explores the relationship between the church and society by dialoguing critically and constructively with major theological currents of our day. Izuzquiza's interdisciplinary theology from the perspective of the poor is truly radical at once in a political, ecclesial, and mystical sense.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802862799
ISBN-13: 9780802862792

Author Bio

Daniel Izuzquiza, S. J. is director of Pueblos Unidos, a Jesuit social center working for the integration of migrants in Madrid, Spain. His is the author of four books and twenty articles dealing with the socio-political implications of Christian faith, the role of religion in the public realm, and the spirituality of social commitment.

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Rooted in Jesus Christ offers a Christian proposal for radical social transformation, as well as extending an invitation to mystical, political, and ecclesial engagement. Daniel Izuzquiza proposes a vibrant interdisciplinary theology from the unique perspective of the “least of these” — the poor.

This proposal is radical in three ways: (1) It tackles the political realm, providing an alternative to the global capitalist system currently causing so much injustice and death. (2) It takes on the ecclesial realm, overcoming the divisions that tear the Church apart. (3) It argues for a shift in the theological, calling Christians back to the root of our faith to be nourished once again by being united to Jesus Christ.

Izuzquiza analyzes the language of theology, the role of social sciences, the transformation of culture, and the Church’s approach to politics. He also dialogues with some of the main theological proposals of the late twentieth century, from Latin American liberation theology to European political theology. Next he offers a more systematic development of the radical ecclesiology, analyzing the sources of the proposal as alternative Christian practices. The result is a groundbreaking call to action and change for the entire Church.

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