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THRS 2213 - Latin American Liberation Theology - Vidaurrazaga

General considerations for your research
Special attention should be given to the date of publication of the resources you select for your paper. Liberation Theology started as part of a deep renewal of Catholic Theology that took place in the 1960s as a consequence of the Second Vatican Council. As a result, any references to “liberation” in the context of theological talk before 1965 would not refer to the movement we are studying. Furthermore, definitions and explanations of theological concepts published before 1965 would most likely reflect outdated theological views that would not help you understand the authors you will be studying. Historical and socio-economic analysis of Latin American and other “third world” situations has also evolved considerably in the last 50 years. For all these reasons, I encourage you to avoid citing materials published before 1965 in your papers, unless you do it to reference a historic primary source.
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General Reference Books
Theology - Catholic and Christian
  • Dictionary of Biblical Theology, 1973 REFERENCE BS543.A1 L413

  • Encyclopedia of Theology : The Concise Sacramentum Mundi, 1975 REFERENCE BR95 .E48

  • Handbook of Catholic Theology, 1995 REFERENCE BX1745.5 .L4913 1995

  • Law of Christ: Moral Theology for Priests and Laity, 1961-1966 REFERENCE BX1758.2 .H31
  • New Dictionary of Theology, 1991 REFERENCE BR95 .N38 1991

  • Sacramentum Mundi: An Encyclopedia of Theology, 1968 REFERENCE BR95 .S27

  • Sacramentum Verbi: An Encyclopedia of Biblical Theology, 1970 REFERENCE BS440 .B43

  • Theological Investigations (Karl Rahner) REFERENCE BX1751.2 .R33

  • Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology, 1983 REFERENCE BR95.W49
  • Companion Encyclopedia of Theology, 1995
  • Handbook of American Women's History REFERENCE HQ1410.H36 1990
  • Women in Scripture: A Dictionary of Named and Unnamed Women in the Hebrew Bible, 2000 REFERENCE BS575.W593 2000
  • Women's Movement REFERENCE HQ1236.5 U6 R92 1996
  • Women's Progress in America REFERENCE HQ1410.F76 1994  
History of Christianity
  • People's History of Christianity REFERENCE BR 145.3 .P46 2010  
  • Religious History of the American People REFERENCE BR 515.A4 2004
Latin America
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Database Tips
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  • In ATLA use the Scriptures tab above the search box to find articles by Bible book, chapter, or verse.
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Citation Style for THRS 2213
  • MLA and Turabian are acceptable citation styles for Professor Vidaurrazaga's sections.  Please choose one style and be consistent throughout your paper.
  • Below are print and electronic references to assist you with citing works used for your research paper. The print versions of the style guides contain the most complete citation and formatting information.
  • Print copies of these citation style guides are available at the Reference Desk.
Print Resources
  • Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian (8th ed.) REFERENCE DESK LB2369 .T8 2013
  • MLA Handbook (8th ed.) REFERENCE DESK LB2369 .G53 2016

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