A New Sense of Faith

Journal of Religious Ethics 5 (1):135 - 154 (1977)
This paper attempts both to understand and to critically evaluate Liberation Theology as exemplified by certain themes in the work of Gutiérrez and Segundo. The author finds that Liberation theology requires a deepening of the theology of faith. The liberationists appreciate anew the communal dimension of faith as realized between human persons. They do not as well appreciate the role of personal communion with God, nor do they adequately grasp the socio-political significance of this communion. Faith, then is seen as the form of both our relation with God and of our communal relations. As such it leads us to see that the ideal of love is reciprocity, not merely gratuity. The reflections on faith-love, particularly personal communion with God, lead back to a criticism of Segundo's theological crux (capitalism /socialism) at the heart of liberation theology. The article asks whether it is the crucial choice today, or the result of a faulty analysis.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 23,201
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
David Grumett (2005). The Enlightenment of the Magi. Philosophy and Theology 17 (1-2):3-16.
H. Richard Niebuhr (1974). Reflections on Faith, Hope and Love. Journal of Religious Ethics 2 (1):151 - 156.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

4 ( #626,606 of 1,940,976 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #457,978 of 1,940,976 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.