La Revista Iberoamericana de Teología (Ribet) es una publicación semestral del Departamento de Ciencias Religiosas de la Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México, para difundir e intercambiar investigaciones teológicas relevantes en torno a las diversas áreas de la teología. En este sentido, la Ribet pretende ser un foro académico, especializado y plural para reflexionar y dialogar aquellas temáticas teológicas de actualidad desde América Latina.


The Globethics library has vol. 1(2005) to current

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    Sánchez Zariñana, José (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2023-01-04)

    Sánchez Zariñana, José (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2023-01-04)
    During centuries, the Catholic Church has been concerned with promoting unity, not only inside her widespread communities, but in the whole world. The Pope and the bishops have played an essential role to encourage this necessary unity, and in fact one of their main functions consists in being a guarantee of this unity, not only within the local churches, but also in the entire Catholic Church. Unfortunately, that has gone in detriment of stimulating diversity. When this diversity is not fully respected and duly valued—assuming that this diversity doesn’t break the essential unity of the Church—, it is impossible to reach a true unity. The promotion of plurality is essential in the path of the church evangelization, inasmuch as our world is even more diverse, and pluralities in all dimensions claim their right to their existence. 

    Chinchilla Pawling, Perla (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2023-01-04)

    Gutiérrez Echegoyen, Pablo (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2023-01-04)

    Barredo Pantí, Priscila (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2023-01-04)

    Sánchez Zariñana, José (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2023-01-04)
    When we speak of a synodal church, we are referring to “walking together” towards a common goal. However, the Church’s millennial experience reveals that only on a few occasions have we walked together as equals (lay people, religious orders, priests, pastoral ministers). Participation in the Church has long been unequal. Nevertheless, the recognition of equality among the faithful (so that we can walk shoulder to shoulder) is not enough to show that our greatest dignity, which is to be children of God, is fulfilled in perfect equality in dignity. We are required to prepare ourselves to walk side by side with the stewardship and inspiration from the Holy Spirit so that we can attain this lofty goal. Here are some guidelines to understand the voice of the Holy Spirit who calls us, keeps us company and guides us, as well as four tools that are needed to respond as a Church to the challenges of the times. 

    Solis Nicot, Yves Bernardo Roger (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2023-01-04)
    The action promoted by different actors of Faith-Based Organizations (Jesuits, Franciscans, Dominicans, Scalabrinians, diocesans, and organizations founded by Catholic lay people) shows us an example of the renewal of the evangelization process. It is an example of what has been called Theology of Action (especially reflected from the Pontifical Xavierian University in Colombia). Evangelization-action is part of a broader process of reflection and accompaniment of migrants. This effort is not new, and the Catholic Church has paid attention to the phenomenon since the creation in 1970 of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care for Migrants and Itinerant People (reformed in 2016 by Francis in the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Vatican Curia). I do not intend here to conduct a case study of the actions of Faith-Based Organizations, but to reflect on the evangelizing renewal that they make possible. This article studies some of the text of the magisterium and shows this attention to the migrant. It offers us a proposal to analyze the dissemination of the Good News through speeches or homilies and as a new way of accompanying by Christian way, not only foreigners but all the inhabitants of the existential peripheries. 

    Torres Monroy, Carlos (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2023-01-04)
    The following article studies the testimonies produced in the Protestant-evangelical world within the process of Protestant evangelization in Latin America. Based on the press of these churches, it is observed that evangelization in Protestantism focuses on changing the attitudes and behaviors of individuals. The account of difficult situations resolved through divine intervention produces a link between believers and the churches, in which the life experiences of the former are resignified and the effectiveness of the latter is legitimated. This phenomenon turns the testimonies into mental objects that have been present for more than a hundred years, so their study also requires a theological perspective that puts forward the performance of the believing people as producers of these life stories. 
  • The Parable of the Good Samaritan, Clericalism, and the Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Australian Context

    Ormerod*, Neil (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2022-01-06)
    This paper considers the ways in which the Church has responded to the clergy sexual abuse crisis in light of Pope Francis’ reflections in Fratelli tutti’s on the parable of the Good Samaritan. It draws on his critique of clericalism and the analysis of the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Sexual Abuse to argue that it is secular authorities that have taken the message of the parable more to heart than the Church itself. By its own standards, the Church has failed in its pastoral response to clergy abuse victims because the perpetrator is one of their own, sharing with them the same clerical identity. Clericalism, Sexual abuse, Good Samaritan, Pope Francis, Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Sexual Abuse, Australian Church, Fratelli tutti.
  • Importance of Fratelli tutti in India. Bridging and Moving Beyond Divisive Boundaries

    Monteiro*, Evelyn (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2022-01-06)
    We are all connected: my acts or lack, thereof impact the life of the “other”. The world today is afflicted with acute xenophobia and conflicts. Most people worldwide are caught in the whirlpool of greed and indifference towards others. On discerning the world-system, Pope Francis presented to humanity two illuminating, but closely related social encyclicals: Laudato si’ (2015) and Fratelli tutti (2020). Broadly speaking, Fratelli tutti appeals to interreligious cooperation and popular forms of social consensus as the best path to social friendship, equality, and peace. We are not naturally born as brothers and sisters, rather we must learn to become so every day. Only together can we mend the garment of humanity. Pluralism is India’s most appreciated characteristic, along with the freedom to believe and practice the religion of one's choice. These characteristics constitute the most significant experiences of the Indian citizenry in this largest secular democracy. The article reflects on the reception of Fratelli tutti in pluralistic India that is today threatened and disfigured by stark and growing social inequalities and indifference. It is also infected by the virus of fascist ideology that is birthing a society of fear and hatred. It explores the relevance of the encyclical in the life and mission of the Church in India that is challenged to move forward and search for concrete ways to promote a culture of care and establish communities of fraternity in the Church and society. India, pluralism, Hindu fundamentalism, inequalities, human dignity, prophetic call, interconnectedness of humanity, mission, care, social friendship, fraternity, Pope Francis, Fratelli tutti.
  • Paradoxes of the Liminal. Cinema and Theology

    García González, Bernardo (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2022-07-04)

    Farfán Pacheco, Mtro. Marcelo; Ruiz Serna, Dr. Fredy (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2020-12-17)
    This article seeks to highlight Romero’s thought development regarding the faith-politics relationship and the option for the poor, looking through his journalistic writings. To do so, a historical-theological study of all his writings is carried out. Romero’s concern to grant God his position in the construction of the homeland emerges from a comprehensive reading of his texts. Furthermore, from that radical conviction he understands the Church’s tasks in relation to the political community as a complete liberating mission that has the poor as its central option. Obedience to God in history is at stake there. 
  • Creer en el bien común a la luz de la Patrística

    Nebel*, Mathias (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2022-01-06)
    This brief article presents in a synthetic way the theological understanding of the common good developed by the Church on the ground of the New Testament’s Revelation and the work of the Patristic Fathers. The first part presents the three axes of the patristic synthesis of the common good. The second part emphasizes the dynamics of the common good, that is, the processes by which a common good dynamic is triggered in a society. Finally, the last part proposes, based on the encyclicals of Pope Francis, two “viruses” and two “pandemics” adverse to the common good: on the one hand, the virus of economic liberalism and the pandemic of individualism; and on the other hand the virus of “resentment” and the pandemic of “populism”. The conclusion offers two practical attitudes that open, in a liquid society, dynamics of the common good.

    Aznar Sala, Dr. Javier (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2020-12-17)
    The reality that the Old Testament presents to us about God differs markedly from the images there were of the divine in primitive or extrabiblical religions. Moreover, natural theology in the form of philosophical thinking can come to understand what is God, but not what God "is", and so experience his closeness. In this way, the Revelation manifested by God in the Old Testament and in human history brings us closer to the understanding of its most intimate reality. God progressively presents himself to people used to idolatry and the worshipping of numerous gods, like most groups in tribal religions, to idolatry and the worship of numerous gods. Divine revelation introduces us to a God who is One and Only, but this claim goes beyond, since divine uniqueness has a universal character that is not only tribal. As the divine revelation is shared, aspects of God are presented that are still surprising as the concept of fatherhood in its various manifestations of Love. 
  • Your mystery is our hope. Contributions to the concept of person as self-presence in relationship with others

    Sánchez Ruiz, Andrea (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2019-06-28)
    Barbara Andrade challenges our theological reflection with her writings by questioning the theological duties of those who knew her and also of future generations, especially when she asks (and asks us): “How can we talk about God in such a way that we simultaneously express what really matters to us about our own world and history, and, at the same time speak of our hopes, joys and sufferings?”. To begin with, and trying to be true to her concerns and her theological thinking, I would like to briefly lay out her anthropological search so as to be able to later present her definition of person and the meaning of encounter as a privileged place for the search of individuality. After thinking about the personal consequences of the encounter with God, I will put forward two possible alternatives arising from the concept of person as a self-presence in relationship with others: love relationships and pedagogical relationships.
  • The Campesino Narrative, the believing experience in San Martín Tlamapa, and the professionalized theology.

    Cervera Milán, Raúl (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2019-06-28)
    The following article suggests a possible path to start an intercultural dialogue, in this case, beginning with some beliefs and expressions from a rural community in Mexico. Part of this path passes through a symbolic analysis of these manifestations and it incorporates various gains from the narrative study, such as heuristic elements. Finally, this paper suggests some questions with the aim to achieve a dialogue between this rural Catholicism and the theological academy.
  • The papal encyclical Fides et ratio xx years after (1998-2018)

    Aznar-Sala, Javier (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2019-06-28)
    The goal of our article is to understand what the encyclical Fides et Ratio has meant for the dialogue between faith and reason after 20 years of being released. The first encyclical of the Church on this issue was the Aeterni Patris of Leo XIII in which he attempts to promote the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas in order to preserve theology of potential philosophical errors. In Fides et Ratio Saint John Paul II wanted to stretch the hand from theology to the world of philosophy in order to build a new path to base the search for truth. In the 21st century, what has been questioned is the same concept of truth, and there is already talk of post-truth. Thus, the current challenges require receptiveness to sociology as a science that helps offering a type of truth that can be understood by many.
  • Integral, Ecological Conversion.

    de los Rios Uriarte, María Elizabeth; Sols Lucia, José (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2021-01-22)
    In this article we will be studying Pope Francis’s proposal of integral, ecological conversion (Laudato Si’, 2015) in relation to Mexico’s reality of violence, in particular the case of femicides; we bring forward data regarding the volume and modality of Mexico’s violence in order to raise awareness of the magnitude of the problem; we expose the anthropological model presented in the integral ecology project; we analyze the three anthropological dimensions that are essential to ecological thinking (creatural, relational and dimension of respectivity); and finally, we present the anthropological-spiritual duality that can be found in the path towards ecological conversion.
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    Sols Lucia, José (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2022-01-06)

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