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Dom Samuel Ruiz García em Chiapas: do anticomunismo à Teologia Indígena (1960-1968)

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Author(s): Igor Luis Andreo

Journal: Antíteses
ISSN 1984-3356

Volume: 4;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 383;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Samuel Ruiz García | Anticommunism | Indigenism | Liberation Theology | Native Theology.

ABSTRACT
This article aims to present the role of ethno-political conscientization played, in the period from 1968 to 1974, by the Liberation Theology among indigenous communities of Chiapas (Mexico), focusing on trying to understand the political-theological specificities assumed by the diocese in the city of San Cristobal de las Casas under the Bishop of Samuel Ruiz García - which began in 1960. To accomplish this task we tried to monitor aspects of the transformation of socio-theological thought of Samuel Ruiz and also the transformations through which the Catholic Church passed in the period - focusing on sectors with which Samuel Ruiz maintained closer relations - with the aim of understand how the intertwining of several factors resulted in the options chosen by the bishop of San Cristóbal.
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