This collection has a focus on Latin American Christianity and theologies. It is a thematic effort that has been pursued by Globethics.net South America Regional Programme team since 2011, thanks to a small hub of committed librarians, theologians and experts in applied ethics, who have been doing the enormous work of submitting and indexing thousands of documents in this collection. The collection is structured by Globethics.net Theology subjects, and contains mainly documents in Spanish and Portuguese. This collection makes known the theological research in the context of Latin America, while facilitating networking and research on Latin American Theologies locally and globally.

The collection contains also the legacy journal of the Instituto Superior Evangélico de Estudios Teológicos (ISEDET), Buenos Aires, Argentina, as of vol. 1(1970)-33(2014).
See Cuadernos de Teología / ISEDET

Recent Submissions

  • Modelos de educación religiosa escolar en América Latina

    Rodrigo Martínez (Universidad Finis Terrae, 2022-05-01)
    Las sociedades postseculares han buscado responder de manera variada a la pregunta acerca del papel que les está permitido jugar a las confesiones religiosas en la cuestión pública. En materia educativa esta pregunta se enfoca particularmente en si es adecuado enseñar religión en las escuelas del Estado. En América Latina se puede observar un panorama heterogéneo respecto de cómo se responde a esta interrogante. El presente artículo busca indagar, a partir del análisis del corpus normativo de los países de la región en lo que se refiere a la educación, los diferentes modos de llevar adelante la enseñanza religiosa escolar. Como fruto de las concepciones, tradiciones y decisiones de cada uno de los Estados, puede encontrarse un abanico de modelos en relación con esta práctica en la educación pública que van desde la enseñanza religiosa confesional católica como oferta exclusiva hasta la prohibición de esta disciplina, con diversos grados intermedios entre estos dos extremos.
  • De iglesias y wak’as. La sacralidad y la agencia del espacio en la trama urbana del valle de La Paz (Bolivia) durante la colonia

    Geraldine Fernández Selaez; Salvador Arano Romero (Institut Français d'Études Andines, 2020-01-01)
    The Valley of La Paz has been the focus of a diversity of studies, from historiographical researches to being the inspiration for novels and poetry. Its past, as in many regions of the world, is woven between a constant urban transformations, aspect that has not allowed to make visible what the valley hides. In this work we will deal with the visual sensorial relationship that existed between the churches of the city and the sacred wak’as that were venerated by the natives. Through an innovative methodology, and the correlation with historiographic and archaeological data, we were able to identify that the churches, although they were ordered to be built by the Spaniards, were resignificated by the indigenous with clear objectives that we could call «resistance» to the ideological changes.
  • José Comblin: teólogo e pastor dos pobres

    Moreira, Alberto da Silva; http://lattes.cnpq.br/3297569311328890; Pessoa, Jadir de Morais; http://lattes.cnpq.br/7640102236711284; Oliveira Neto, Pedro Adalberto Gomes de; http://lattes.cnpq.br/3628359671726124; Baldino, José Maria; http://lattes.cnpq.br/2750664629773893; Araújo, Sérgio de; http://lattes.cnpq.br/2068539143707746; et al. (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de GoiásEscola de Formação de Professores e HumanidadesBrasilPUC GoiásPrograma de Pós-Graduação STRICTO SENSU em Ciências da Religião, 2022-05-30)
    O objeto deste estudo é a análise da trajetória e da obra de um pensador católico,
 Pe. José Comblin, enquanto agente histórico e pensador que experimenta e vive a
 própria teologia. Entre Comblin, como objeto desta pesquisa, e o pesquisador há
 algo em comum: a identificação com uma Igreja que deve ser fiel a Jesus Cristo e ao
 Evangelho, que prioriza o serviço aos pobres, sem conchavos com quaisquer
 poderes de ordem político-econômica, voltada a atender às necessidades da
 humanidade, com senso de justiça e equidade. Essa identificação de fundo serviu de
 estímulo para o trabalho metódico e a pesquisa científica. José Comblin, desde os
 primeiros anos em Louvain, sentia-se incomodado com certas práticas do clero
 católico em relação ao povo. Tal incômodo surge nele apesar da formação teológica
 pós-tridentina que recebeu. Começou, então, a pensar outro tipo de teologia e a
 praticar outro tipo de presença pastoral junto às comunidades cristãs. A afirmação
 central dessa tese é que em sua trajetória de vida e na teologia que produziu estão
 expressas e resumidas as afirmações centrais do que Michel Löwy chamou de
 Cristianismo da Libertação. Empregamos a metodologia da pesquisa de cunho
 bibliográfico, ordenando e interpretando fragmentos de textos considerados
 importantes, vazados na técnica do “franco-falar”, que singularizam toda a maneira
 de ser e pensar de Comblin. Além dos seus próprios textos, devemos muito aos
 recentes estudos históricos sobre a vida do Pe. Comblin, especialmente às
 biografias que foram escritas sobre ele. O procedimento que utilizamos, como um
 todo, pode ser considerado um método histórico-crítico. Esperamos haver
 demonstrado no desenvolvimento desta tese que José Comblin, seja como agente
 religioso e pastoral seja como teólogo e pensador, se inseriu na realidade
 sociopolítica e econômica do Brasil e da América Latina e, junto com outros teólogos
 e bispos de relevância, como Helder Câmara e Manuel Larraín, liderou uma
 eclesiologia voltada para o pobre como ator e intérprete principal do anúncio
 evangélico. Dessas considerações emerge o título dado ao trabalho: José Comblin:
 teólogo e pastor dos pobres
  • La transformación arquitectónica en América Latina en torno al islam.

    Chávez Giraldo, Luis Felipe (Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Sede MedellínSede MedellínMedellín, 2021-09-20)
    ilustraciones, mapas
  • Latin America

    Shepherd, William R. (Henry Holt and Company, 2019-06-24)
    Latin America is a geographical expression applied to twenty republics in the New World. Eighteen of them have arisen from Spanish origins, and hence are known collectively as "Spanish America." Of the other two, Brazil has sprung from Portuguese settlement, and Haiti owes its existence to France. The present work is intended to serve as an introduction to the study of the various republics in Latin America. Given the small amount of space that is available, to treat each country in separate fashion would be to compile a statistical summary. Since the group of states is numerically large and their points of resemblance, on the whole, are greater than their points or difference, to emphasize their individuality throughout would be as difficult a performance as that of trying to satisfy each state that full justice was being shown it in comparison with its fellows. After all, the existence of twenty republics, as such, is less important than is the evidence of what they have done to merit attention. Unfair and erroneous notions, which are only too prevalent about the lands of Latin America, are best dispelled by bringing forward the proofs of civilization. To this end institutions and culture should be made Ihe touchstone that determines appreciation. As exemplified in the colonial period, they will reveal the kind of equipment with which the republics started on their career. As exemplified by one state or another since that time, they will indicate the extent to which any given republic has advanced to the forefront of nations that have a direct share in the general progress of mankind, or has lagged behind them. For these reasons the contents of the book have been arranged, in the main, so as to describe phases of civilization, and to draw from one country or another illustrations of similarities, or of differences, in character, spirit and attainment.
  • El templo como artefacto de orientación: consideraciones sobre la forma, el rito y el lugar en tres ermitas contemporáneas latinoamericanas

    Aguilera Rojas, Juan Carlos; Rengifo Martínez, Andrés Francisco (Universidad Nacional de ColombiaBogotá - Artes - Maestría en ArquitecturaEscuela de Arquitectura y UrbanismoFacultad de ArtesBogotá, ColombiaUniversidad Nacional de Colombia - Sede Bogotá, 2021-10-05)
    ilustraciones, fotografías, gráficas, planos
  • Latin America: the pagans, the papists, the patriots, the protestants and the present problem

    Brown, Hubert W. (Fleming H. Revell Company, 2019-06-24)
    Bajo el título "El desarrollo religioso y la necesidad de América Latina, con una comparación de las misiones católicas y protestantes" fueron entregadas las siguientes conferencias, en octubre de 1900, como conferencias de los estudiantes en las misiones en el Presbyterian Theological Seminary de Princeton, N. J., y más tarde en Auburn y en Western Theological Seminary. En el presente título la palabra "papista" no es utiliza en un sentido despectivo. Su propósito es simplemente designar a los defensores del Papado, cuyas doctrinas y pretensiones encuentran solemnes protestas por parte de los "protestantes". El propósito de estas confenrencias es despertar un interés en México, Centro y Sur América como campos de misión. En deuda, se le agradece a muchos misioneros y a los primeros escritores e historiadores. El autor no puede reclamar originalidad, incluso para el método de tratamiento. Él, sin embargo, trató de exponer en estas páginas la concepción del problema que ha llegado a él, durante dieciséis años de servicio en México como misionero de la Iglesia Presbiteriana. Para entender la situación actual de América Latina es necesario conocer las creencias y prácticas religiosas de los primeros habitantes de esta extensa región.
  • Aportes teóricos de Ignacio Ellacuría para actualizar la praxis pedagógica y eclesial

    Santamaría Rodríguez, Juan-Esteban; Nieto Bravo, Johan-Andrés; Pérez Vargas, John Jairo (2021)
    Laying down the legacy of Ignacio Ellacuría as a criterion for updating Latin-American pedagogical and ecclesial practice implies examining its meaning according to the historical and intellectual dimension that characterizes the author’s life and martyrdom, as well as the historical-conceptual description of the latter. Based on a correlational study, the research is developed from a qualitative approach, from a hermeneutical perspective and according to the documentary-research method. The paper states that the legacy under discussion offers the possibility of updating the return to the anthropological dimension of both the pedagogical and ecclesial agents, rather than a potential conceptual resignification. The impetus of sentient intelligence described by the author, and corroborated in both his historical and intellectual practice, is the aspect that sets the conditions required to account for a re-shaping of pedagogical and ecclesial work in Latin America, which, according to its critical-liberating and emancipatory nature, finds the intellectual, ethical and progressive criteria that underlies Ellacuría's legacy as an indispensable condition to comprehend the historical reality of its structural-dynamic form, with a view to deploying better ways of being therein in, which are articulated in the work of the educational and ecclesial communities lead by their protagonists.
  • Religious Responses to Violence Human Rights in Latin America Past and Present

    Wilde, Alexander.
    Intro -- Contents -- List of Abbreviations -- List of Illustrations -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: THE EVOLUTION OF THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF RIGHTS IN LATIN AMERICAN CATHOLICISM -- Chapter 2: VIOLENCE AND EVERYDAY EXPERIENCE IN EARLY TWENTY FIRST-CENTURY LATIN AMERICA -- PART I: Rethinking Religious Contributions to Human Rights -- Chapter 3: HUMAN RIGHTS AND CHRISTIAN RESPONSIBILITY -- Chapter 4: CHURCH RESPONSES TO POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN CENTRAL AMERICA -- Chapter 5: THE INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH AND PASTORAL MINISTRY -- Chapter 6: VIOLENT TIMES -- Chapter 7: TRANSFORMATIONS IN CATHOLICISM UNDER POLITICAL VIOLENCE -- Chapter 8: RELIGION MEETS LEGAL STRATEGY -- PART II: Contemporary Ministries Responding to Violence -- Chapter 9: BUILDING PEACE AND DIGNITY -- Chapter 10: FROM PREACHING TO LISTENING -- Chapter 11: VIOLENCE AND PASTORAL CARE IN PUTUMAYO, COLOMBIA -- Chapter 12: VIOLENCE, RELIGION, AND INSTITUTIONAL LEGITIMACY IN NORTHERN CENTRAL AMERICA -- Chapter 13: THE POLITICS OF PRESENCE -- Chapter 14: "FUI MIGRANTE Y ME HOSPEDARON" -- Chapter 15: FROM GUNS TO GOD -- Afterword -- About the Contributors -- Index
  • Review of "Peregrinación de Bartolomé Lorenzo. Récit d’aventures dans les Amériques au XVIe siècle" by José De Acosta.

    Dickson, Donald R.; Milton Society of America; Modern Language Association of America. Milton Section; Hernández, María (Texas A&M University, 2022-04-29)
    José De Acosta. Peregrinación de Bartolomé Lorenzo. Récit d’aventures dans les Amériques au XVIe siècle. Richard Lefebvre, ed. and trans.Québec: Les Presses de l’Université Laval; Paris: Hermann, 2020. 204pp. $25/30€. Review by María Hernández, Rowan University.
  • Los vota de obispos latinoamericanos sobre vida religiosa (Segunda Parte). Reflexiones interpretativas y algunos temas específicos

    Azcuy, Virginia Raquel; Ferreyra, Carla E (2022)
    En el marco de un proyecto de investigación continental sobre el Concilio Vaticano II y su recepción en América Latina y el Caribe, incluido en otro proyecto internacional mayor, el presente estudio (Segunda Parte) presenta un panorama de los vota de los obispos sobre la vida religiosa en Chile, Perú, Venezuela y América Central, en respuesta a la consulta encargada por Juan XXIII. Se profundizan aspectos de la consulta, los vota y la vida religiosa; se presenta una descripción de los vota según las Acta et Documenta conciliares (serie antepreparatoria) y se orienta hacia una lectura interpretativa sobre vida religiosa con énfasis en algunos temas específicos. Palabras claves: “vota” de obispos sobre vida religiosa, Concilio Vaticano II, vida religiosa, eclesiología preconciliar, fase ante preparatoria, Iglesia en América Latina y el Caribe.
  • Nuestra Fe A Latin American Church History Sourcebook

    González, Justo L.; Gonazlez, Odina E.
    Take a detailed look into the deep and rich history of Christianity in Latin America.
  • The History of the Catholic Church in Latin America From Conquest to Revolution and Beyond

    Schwaller, John Frederick.
    One cannot understand Latin America without understanding the history of the Catholic Church in the region. Catholicism has been predominant in Latin America and it has played a definitive role in its development. It helped to spur the conquest of the New World with its emphasis on missions to the indigenous peoples, controlled many aspects of the colonial economy, and played key roles in the struggles for Independence. The History of the Catholic Church in Latin America offers a concise yet far-reaching synthesis of this institution's role from the earliest contact between the Spanish and native tribes until the modern day, the first such historical overview available in English. John Frederick Schwaller looks broadly at the forces which formed the Church in Latin America and which caused it to develop in the unique manner in which it did. While the Church is often characterized as monolithic, the author carefully showcases its constituent parts-often in tension with one another-as well as its economic function and its role in the political conflicts within the Latin America republics. Organized in a chronological manner, the volume traces the changing dynamics within the Church as it moved from the period of the Reformation up through twentieth century arguments over Liberation Theology, offering a solid framework to approaching the massive literature on the Catholic Church in Latin America. Through his accessible prose, Schwaller offers a set of guideposts to lead the reader through this complex and fascinating history.
  • Music of the Brown Church: Connecting Religion, Social Justice, Latina/o Studies and Worship Practices

    Jeandrevin, Ann Richelle (Scholars Crossing, 2022-05-01)
    This thesis project aims to explore music that is being used in churches that serve the Latino/a/x/e communities in the United States, which is also referred to as The Brown Church. As music serves a vital role in the cultural background in these communities, as does faith, the connection between these facets will give better insight into this growing and changing society in the United States. In addition to exploring the relationship between faith and worship music, there is a connecting component through understanding the dark history of the Latin American church and how that impacts faith, worship, and social justice for Latino/a/x/e Christians.
  • La crítica marxiana de la religión bajo la mirada de Franz Hinkelammert

    Fernández Nadal, Estela María (2022)
    The article addresses the reception of Marxist thought in the philosophy of Franz Hinkelammert. In particular, it is analyzed his interpretation of the Marxian critique of religion as a critique of the terrestrial gods that subordinate the human being. To Marx, on the contrary, the human being is the authentic and sole supreme divinity. This perspective can be already found in Marx’s early writings, and then it develops in a line of continuity in the critique of the commodity fetishism, in the framework of Political Economy. In Capital, the Marxian critique leads to the conception of a humanism of praxis, which recognizes the social and natural other as a condition of possibility of individual and collective life and condemns the "murder of the brother" as a crime that leads to suicide.
  • Misiones jesuíticas de la Orinoquia: entre la ilustración y la modernidad

    José del Rey Fajardo SJ (Universidad Pontificia Comillas, 2019-01-01)
    La Junta de Misiones en Santafé de Bogotá 1662 repartió las tierras de misión entre las entidades religiosas. Los jesuitas recibieron gran parte de la Provincia de la Guayana formada por la cuenca del Orinoco en la parte colombiana, venezolana y el amazonas. Tras la expulsión de la Compañía en 1776 de tierras hispanas, se generará una división de perspectivas entre los que fueron protagonistas de la misión en América y los expatriados. Para poder tener un genuino juicio de valor sobre los misioneros orinoquianos entre la ilustración y la modernidad, es necesario confrontar elementos procedentes del territorio en que se desarrolló el proyecto misionero, la cronología de la expulsión y las fuentes y problemas de la "literatura del exilio".
  • El Consejo Latinoamericano de Iglesias y el encuentro ecuménico latinoamericano de “Mauricio López” (1988)

    Hector Alejandro Paredes (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, 2013)
    "El artículo estudia al Encuentro Ecuménico Latinoamericano “Mau-ricio López” como punto de cristalización de un subgrupo al interior de la red ecuménica latinoamericana. Este subgrupo al que perteneció Mauricio López, reúne a integrantes de Ecuador, Argentina y Brasil. Dichareunión se realizó en Quito, en 1988 y lleva el nombre de un militante ecuménico desaparecido en 1977, en Argentina. En tanto que las conclusiones fueron publicadas en por-tugués. Para reconstruir a los miembros del subgrupo, primero se analizó la trayectoria de militancia de Mauricio López; luego el Consejo Latinoamericano de Iglesias (CLAI), que fue la entidad organizadora del encuentro. El apartado siguiente se detiene en las organizaciones participantes del encuentro. Posterior-mente, utilizando como base el documento elaborado por los participantes de la reunión, se describió el escenario latinoamericano de la red ecuménica a fi nes de la década de 1980. Finalmente se analiza la razón de la nominación “Mauricio López” al encuentro ecuménico latinoamericano."
  • Pentecostalismo y desigualdades sociales en América Latina

    Seman, Pablo Federico (Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, 2019-09)
    El autor desarrolla tres observaciones puntuales sobre las prácticas religiosas introducidas por el pentecostalismo en el balance global de las desigualdades en América Latina con la tentativa de señalar la complejidad y la ambigüedad de sus desempeños sociales según dimensiones y contextos de análisis. Estas son: los avatares del catolicismo en la región; el crecimiento del pentecostalismo en América Latina; y las características de la implantación del pentecostalismo en los sectores populares y la discusión de su valor respecto de la reproducción de todo tipo de desigualdades en las sociedades latinoamericanas contemporáneas.
  • Slavery, religion, and abolition in Suriname

    Johannes Postma (BRILL, 1997-07-01)
    [First paragraph]
 "Om werk van jullie te hebben": Plantageleven in Suriname, 1730-1750. RUDI OTTO BEELDSNIJDER. Utrecht: Vakgroep Culturele Antropologie - Bronnen voor de Studie van Afro-Surinaamse Samenlevingen, 1994. xii + 351 pp. (Paper NLG 35.00)
 Surinaams contrast: Roofbouw en overleven in een Caraibische plantagekolonie 1750-1863. ALEX VAN STIPRIAAN. Leiden: KITLV Press, 1995. xiii + 494 pp. (Paper NLG 60.00)
 Strijders voor het Lam: Leven en werk van Herrnhutter broeders en zusters in Suriname, 1735-1900. MARIA LENDERS. Leiden: KITLV Press, 1996. xii + 451 pp. (Paper NLG 65.00)
 Fifty Years Later: Antislavery, Capitalism and Modernity in the Dutch Orbit. GERT OOSTINDIE (ed.). Leiden: KITLV Press, 1995; Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996. viii + 272 pp. (Paper NLG 45.00, US$ 22.50, Cloth US$ 45.00)
 
 The publication of the books under review is evidence of a growing scholarly interest in the history of Dutch activities in the Atlantic. Three of them are doctoral dissertations on Suriname history; the fourth contains the published proceedings of a conference held in 1993 that focused on the abolition of slavery in the Dutch colonies. Three were published by the Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology (KITLV), which exhibits an increasing interest in publishing scholarly books about Dutch overseas history.
  • Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Santería, Anthropology, and the Semiotics of “Belief” in Santiago de Cuba

    Stephan Palmié (BRILL, 2010-07-01)
    [First paragraph]
 Ritual, Discourse and Community in Cuban Santería: Speaking a Sacred World. Kristina Wirtz. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2007.xxiv + 253 pp. (Cloth US $ 59.95)
 Crossing the Waters: A Photographic Path to the Afro-Cuban Spirit World. Claire Garoutte & Anneke Wambaugh. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2007. xiii + 258 pp. (Paper US $ 24.95)
 
 In recent years, the literature on Santería has grown by leaps and bounds. Check the call number BL2532.S3 in the Library of Congress online catalogue, and you will see that, as of January 2009, the number of acquisitions it includes has reached exactly one hundred, with thirty new additions since the beginning of the millennium! Of course, BL2532.S3 locates a somewhat heterogeneous array of publications – ranging, as they do, from full-fledged academic monographs to practitioners’ manuals and memoirs, or the type of flimsy booklet one is likely to encounter in dog-eared versions in the book market at Havana’s Plaza de Armas. But it is clear that even specialists are nowadays likely to throw up their hands in despair over the dwindling prospects of being able to keep up with this flood of representations of Santería.

View more