Gustavo Gutierrez: Essential Writings
By: James Nickoloff
Selections from the major works of the Peruvian theologian introduces readers to the work of a great modern Christian thinker who has permanently altered Christian theology through his advocacy of the poor and disenfranchised.
In this first anthology of Gutierrez's massively influential work, James Nickoloff draws from Gutierrez's many published books and translates some pieces for the first time. Arranged both thematically and chronologically, the Selected Texts highlight not only the revolutionary import of Gutierrez's theology but also his deep and searching spirituality, his bold view of the church, and his personal challenge to the reader to engage the world's injustices directly. Nickoloff's expert Introduction explains the development of Gutierrez's ideas and sheds new light on the Latin American, especially Peruvian, context of his thought.
Gustavo Gutierrez, a Dominican priest and theologian from Peru, is widely recognized as one of the preeminent voices of liberation theology. His books include A Theology of Liberation, On Job, We Drink from Our Own Wells, and The God of Life. He teaches half the year at the University of Notre Dame.