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.

Recent Submissions

  • El Antisemitismo en América Latina: Principales conceptos y tendencias históricas

    Kersffeld, Daniel (2020)
    According to historian and political analyst Robert Wistrich, anti-Semitism can be considered as the "oldest hatred". Thus, it is a multidimensional concept as well as a historical and global phenomenon: the nature of the rejection of the Jews does not change and, therefore, remains unchanged, although it can change the way it is expressed in various circumstances and joints. This essay proposes an interpretation of anti-Semitism developed in Latin America, assuming therefore that it maintains distinctive and particular characteristics compared to how it manifests itself in the United States and in European countries. With this objective, a historical and conceptual reading is carried out about the main characteristics of anti-Semitism in the region. In this way, several historical antecedents that occurred from the end of the 19th century onwards are highlighted, and those arguments linked, among others, with the Catholic religion, the conflictive situation in the Middle East, and Latin American migratory processes are explored.
  • “Nosotras sembramos al voleo”. Una conversación con Sofía D’Andrea sobre el Tercer Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres (Mendoza, 1988) y el Grupo Ecuménico de Mujeres

    Alvarado, Mariana; Barón del Pópolo, Guillermo (2019)
    The following is an interview with Sofía D'Andrea, feminist pioneer in Mendoza, Argentina. She was a member, from 1986 to 1991, of the Grupo Ecuménico de Mujeres (Ecumenical Women's Group - GEM). As such, she was part of the organizing committee of the Tercer Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres (Third National Meeting of Women), which took place in the City of Mendoza, Argentina, in 1988. The aim of this interview is to track the tensions and the crossings between the feminist movement and the ecumenical movement. In that, some concerns arose about the Third National Meeting of Women. Could we place in those meetings an origin for the feminist movement in Mendoza? What has been the socio-historical-political knot that takes certain women, mothers, trade unionists, exiles, feminists and militants in the Encuentros? Who were the pioneers that we now name as historical? How were they organized? What were the alliances, tensions and distances that they went through? On the other hand, why do women had such a scarce presence in the Latin American Thought that the Alternativa Latinoamericana magazine wanted to express?
  • Brain Drain Social and Political Effects in Latin American Countries

    Lisdey Espinoza Pedraza (Fundación Universidad Autónoma de Colombia, 2013-07-01)
    La fuga de talentos es una parte integral del proceso de globalización y se presenta con un reto para países en procesos de modernización. Tradicionalmente, la fuga de talentos ha sido vista como un juego de suma cero que hace al rico más rico y al pobre más pobre. La globalización ha traído consigo una mayor demanda de capital altamente calificado, y aunque la fuga de talentos efectivamente trae consigo un sinnúmero de desventajas, estas pueden ser revertidas si se toman acciones concretas en los países emisores.
  • La colaboración del Estado e Iglesia españoles en materia emigratoria (1956-1965)

    De Cristóforis, Nadia Andrea (Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Instituto de Ciencias Antropológicas. Equipo de investigación en Antropología y Procesos Migratorios, 2013-12)
    Fil: De Cristóforis, Nadia Andrea. Universidad Nacional del Centro. Centro de Estudios Sociales de América Latina; Argentina.
  • Of flesh and fruit: MFA Thesis - Ceramics

    Jaimes, Karen (2020-06-01)
    Of Flesh and Fruit is an experiential interventionist installation that interacts with Western hegemonic institutions, such as museums and galleries, to address the impact of colonialism on indigenous cultures. Pre-Columbian ritual objects and ideologies are re-interpreted to address postcolonial issues through a transhistorical approach. I invite the public to participate and learn about these issues by providing hidden truths on various sculptures, in literature, and on pedestals. By incorporating sensory and mixed
 media, and displaying work on unusual platforms, I use the agency of materials to enhance the conversations about indigenous knowledge, capitalism, and current forms of exploitation driven by political interference and big business.
  • Page 78, Church buildings in Old Mexcio and a village in Mexico

    Peavey, John R. (ScholarWorks @ UTRGV, 2020-06-09)
    Black and white photographs. Six Photographs. Five photographs of Catholic church buildings and one photograph of a village in Mexico.
  • Page 08, Our Lady of Visitation church in Santa Maria, Spanish buildings in Santa Maria, Downtown Brownsville

    Peavey, John R. (ScholarWorks @ UTRGV, 2020-06-11)
    Black and white photographs. Five photographs. Depicted: Our Lady of Visitation church in Santa Maria "Santa Maria church built by the Oblate fathers in 1873; Spanish ruins near Santa Maria; 12th street in Brownsville, Texas. "Twelth street Brownsville showing the narrow gauge rail road tracks they were placed there in 1872 and were used as late as 1925."; "Busy street near the old Market Square house in Brownsville, 1905."
  • Page 8, Our Lady of Visitation church in Santa Maria, Spanish buildings in Santa Maria, Downtown Brownsville

    Peavey, John R. (ScholarWorks @ UTRGV, 2020-06-11)
    Black and white photographs. Five photographs. Depicted: Our Lady of Visitation church in Santa Maria "Santa Maria church built by the Oblate fathers in 1873; Spanish ruins near Santa Maria; 12th street in Brownsville, Texas. "Twelth street Brownsville showing the narrow gauge rail road tracks they were placed there in 1872 and were used as late as 1925."; "Busy street near the old Market Square house in Brownsville, 1905."
  • Page 59, St. Peter’s Novitiate in Madero, Texas

    Peavey, John R. (ScholarWorks @ UTRGV, 1919-01-01)
    Black and white photograph. St. Peter’s Novitiate in Madero, Texas. "Built by the Oblate father at Madero south of Mission in 1912."
  • Forbidden Revolutions: David Martin’s Encounter with Pentecostalism

    Maxwell, David (Springer USSociety, 2020-06-06)
    Funder: University of Cambridge
  • Profetisk diakoni : stemmer frå Latin-Amerika

    Helgesen, Arnhild (Egede instituttet, 2020-06-03)
    The concept “prophetic diakonia” was lifted on the agenda at the WCC meeting in Larnaca in 1986. The debate challenges the traditional understanding of diakonia as humble service, an understanding that had developed within the European tradition. Prophetic diakonia has particularly been embraced as a central concept in churches in the Global South. This article presents the theological foundation and uses the socio-political situation in Latin-America after the year 2000 to discuss how one can understand the concept of prophetic diakonia. Both the method and the analyzed material are taken from Latin American theological debate. The article concludes that prophetic diakonia is challenging to the church, but that it also includes a possibility for transformation, reconciliation and empowerment, both within the church and in the society as a whole.
  • Revista de historia

    Universidad de Costa Rica, 2004-
  • Praxis

    Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, 2008-
  • La dignidad humana en el pensamiento social del Papa Francisco

    Roldán Solano, Wilmar Esteve (2019)
    Este artículo presenta la importancia que tiene la influencia de la teología del pueblo en la manera de pensar y actuar del Papa Francisco. Desde allí, se pretende hacer una aproximación a la polémica noción de Dignidad Humana, teniendo como punto de referencia la Evangelii gaudium y la Laudato si´. De esta forma se buscará describir, cómo ha sido la aplicación de ese pensamiento, en la formación de agentes de pastoral social, en el proyecto formativo de la Cáritas Latinoamericana denominado «La Dimensión Social de la Evangelización».
  • La búsqueda de la democracia como instrumento liberador en la Teología de la Liberación latinoamericana

    Lucia Picarella e Carmen Scocozza; Colucciello, Mariarosaria (Penguin Random House, 2017)
    En este artículo, queremos profundizar en lo que –en nuestra opinión– es el concepto de ‘democracia’ presente en la Teología de la Liberación latinoamericana, enmarcándolo en dos ámbitos diferentes pero que, al mismo tiempo, guardan mucha relación entre sí: democracia como igualdad religiosa en ambos lados del Océano y democracia como igualdad social, es decir, opción por los pobres. El período temporal elegido son los años del Concilio Vaticano II y aquellos inmediatamente sucesivos a este, cuando la Teología de la Liberación brota con fuerza de las entrañas de las decisiones romanas, provocando muchos contrastes ideológicos dentro y fuera de la Iglesia.
  • Enlightenment and Religion

    João de Azevedo e Dias Duarte (Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP); Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), 2020-04-01)
    This article, through a review of a portion of the relevant literature, problematizes the way in which the connection between the Enlightenment and religion has traditionally been explained, principally by a historiography excessively focused on the 18th century French experience. Alternatively, this article argues that “continuity,” rather than “rupture,” more adequately describes this relationship. However, continuity, as understood here, excludes neither tension nor transformation. If, on the one hand, the Enlightenment is much more akin to religion than has been previously recognized, on the other hand, it has to a great extent shaped modern understanding of religion. This revision of the relationship between the Enlightenment and religion suggests the need to rethink the very identity of the Enlightenment and the issue of secularization. The article uses as a guide the German debate surrounding the question, “What is the Enlightenment?” It concludes with an analysis of Kant’s famous contribution to this debate.
  • Laicismo, ética y poder religioso-político: comparación de condiciones y estrategias

    Schäfer, Heinrich ; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1140-6175; Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos Avanzados (CALAS) / Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, Occidente (2020)
    Schäfer H. Laicismo, ética y poder religioso-político: comparación de condiciones y estrategias. <em>CIRRuS Conference Contributions</em>. 2020:17 pp.
  • Informateurs indigènes du Mexique central (xvie siècle)

    Lesbre, Patrick  (Presses de l’Inalco, 2020-04-28)
    Au Mexique, quelques dizaines d’années après la conquête du pays par les Espagnols, les missionnaires européens entreprennent de collecter des informations sur le passé et la culture des populations indigènes afin de mieux les convertir. Avec la collaboration d’informateurs indigènes, ils produisent alors toute une série de textes qu’on appelle traditionnellement « chroniques ethnographiques ». Ces documents plus ou moins détaillés, à visée tantôt partielle tantôt encyclopédique, constituent les meilleures sources dont nous disposions pour la connaissance des civilisations préhispaniques. Il ne faut toutefois oublier ni le contexte colonial de leur élaboration ni leur finalité, deux caractères qui introduisent des biais dans les récits présentés. Ce premier cycle de collecte s’achève au début du xviie siècle.
  • PHILOSOPHY AND PHILOSOPHERS IN CULTURE AND PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS (EXAMPLES OF LATIN AMERICA)

    A. V. Shestopal (MGIMO University Press, 2019-07-01)
    Culture and intercultural communication are deeply personal. The author seeks to approve this provision on examples of long-standing cooperation with distinguished philosophers, social and political thinkers of Latin America, such as V Urquidi, L.Zea, Colombian O. Fals Borda, Uruguayan R.Arismendi, Argentinien E.Agosti.Among themes, developed by above theorists, the problem of characteristics of middle - ranking countries, importance of region to the modern world society, link of model of modernization with  ftional traditional culture, problem of national identity (especially some migration and cross-breeding problems), ratio of culture to politics, part of intellectuals in modern socio-political processes are very important. Very special are the problems of globalistics as science and ideology and the relationship of humanistic party with globalist utopia.The people I talked about were different in character. Agosti is an idealist, Urkidi is a realistic, calm, supporter of the fact that it is necessary to work, raising the cultural level, level of education, health care, sense of justice step by step. The Anglo-Saxon moment was present in it, Latin Americans are more impetuous people. Cea was impetuous, Orlando was the most passionate: the whole office in the photo of Torres. Arimendi and Agosti are "captains"' as Agosti called his friend Rodney, people who were ready for calms and storms. But they are all people, of course, honest, with dignity, generosity; this is why it is nice and helpful to remember them.
  • El neopentecostalismo en Colombia : familias pastorales y participación política, 1980-2019

    Saldarriaga Vélez, Óscar de Jesús; Salcedo Martínez, Jorge Enrique S.J.; Romero Mendieta, Richard Alejandro (Pontificia Universidad JaverianaHistoriaFacultad de Ciencias Sociales, 2020-01-15)
    Investigaciones alrededor del concepto de la mutación religiosa de América Latina, han señalado el fin de la era de alianzas entre los Estados nacionales y la Iglesia Católica, Apostólica y Romana, consolidadas desde la llegada de los españoles a las tierras americanas. Esta mutación ha implicado un crecimiento significativo de las Iglesias Reformadas, conocidas como protestantes o evangélicas. Pero, además, el fenómeno es tan duradero y complejo, que han podido establecerse etapas y oleadas diferenciadas en la presencia y dinámica de las Iglesias Reformadas entre mediados del siglo XIX y los inicios del siglo XXI. 
 
 Esta investigación defiende la hipótesis de que, a diferencia de otros análisis, las prácticas recientes de las iglesias pentecostales han introducido cambios significativos en las estructuras eclesiológicas, políticas y teológicas que caracterizaban la tradición del Pentecostalismo misionero llegado a Colombia en los años 30 del siglo XX. 
 
 Se estudia el proceso histórico en el que se ha dado el avance del Neo-Pentecostalismo en Colombia y América Latina. Se consideran las transformaciones teológicas, eclesiológicas e institucionales que han ayudado al ascenso del Neo-Pentecostalismo en las diversas dinámicas de la sociedad. Se hace énfasis en la participación política que han manifestado durante los últimos años en cabeza de lo que en este trabajo se ha denominado como: Familias Pastorales

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