A Theology of Reconstruction: Nation-Building and Human Rights by Charles Villa-VicencioA Theology of Reconstruction: Nation-Building and Human Rights by Charles Villa-Vicencio

A Theology of Reconstruction: Nation-Building and Human Rights

byCharles Villa-VicencioEditorDuncan Forrester, Alistair Kee

Paperback | August 28, 1992

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The changing situation in South Africa and Eastern Europe prompts Charles Villa-Vicencio to investigate the implications of transforming liberation theology into a theology of reconstruction and nation-building. Such a transformation, he argues, requires theology to become an unambiguously interdisciplinary study. This book explores the encounter between theology, on the one hand, and constitutional writing, law-making, human rights, economics, and the freedom of conscience on the other. Placing his discussion in the context of the South African struggle, the author compares this situation to that in Eastern Europe, and the challenge of what is happening in these situations is identified for contexts where "the empire has not yet crumbled."
Title:A Theology of Reconstruction: Nation-Building and Human RightsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.71 inPublished:August 28, 1992Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521426286

ISBN - 13:9780521426282


Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Theology and nation-building 2. The wieght of dead generations 3. The rule of law: searching for values 4. Human rights and theology 5. Transcending individualism and collectivism 6. Theology and political economy 7. Theology and economic justice 8. The right to believe Conclusion Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

"There could not have been a more timely publication...This is a splendid contribution to the debate of the role of the church in exhilarating times, times when there are no real paradigms to turn to for what to do next. I commend Professor Villa-Vicencio's effort warmly." Archbishop Desmond Tutu