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Opting for the Margins: Postmodernity and Liberation in Christian Theology

Joerg Rieger


The “preferential option for the poor”–those people marginalized under globalization, the capitalism of postmodernity–has been one of the most significant insights in contemporary Christian theology. Recently, however, options for the margins have been challenged by postmodern shifts in intellectual, social, political, and economic realities that tend to replace preferential options with concerns for pluralism, otherness, and difference. The essays in this volume show how some forms of postmodern thought and theology can mask patterns of oppression as well as a deafness to voices from the marg ... More

Keywords: capitalism, feminism, globalization, liberation, margins, oppression, postmodern, postmodernity, preferential option, resistance, theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195161199
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/019516119X.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joerg Rieger, editor
Southern Methodist University
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