In the Company of the Poor
By: Michael Griffin and Jennie Weiss Block
AN OUTSTANDING BOOK - INT'L BULLETIN OF MISSIONARY RESEARCH
"Editors Griffin and Block draw readers into conversation between two extraordinary men with uncommon dedication to serving the world's poor." --Publishers Weekly
A courageous physician and a path-breaking theologian explore their common option for the poor.
Paul Farmer, an internationally respected physician, and Gustavo Gutierrez, the Peruvian priest renowned for his contribution to liberation theology, join in an inspiring conversation about life, liberation, and the call to accompany the poor. Dr. Farmer has credited liberation theology as the inspiration for his effort to do "social justice medicine," while Gutierrez has recognized Farmer's work as a particularly compelling example of the option for the poor, and the practical application of theological principles outside the church. Their friendship and common vision will inspire all who dream and work for a different world.
Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer was a Kolokotrones University Professor, Harvard University; Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School; and a founding director of Partners In Health (PIH), an international non-profit organization that provides direct health care services and undertook research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty. Dr. Farmer was also the UN Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti.
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.