A Grammar of Justice

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On the 25th Anniversary of his death, reflections on the legacy of a Jesuit theologian and martyr.

November 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the massacre of the Jesuit community of the University of Central America in San Salvador, including the rector, Fr. Ignacio Ellacuria.  Since then, Ellacuria has achieved an international reputation as one of the most brilliant contributors to liberation theology and one of the most important Jesuits of the post-conciliar era.  The title of this collection alludes to the "grammar of assent," Cardinal Newman's argument for the role of faith in countering the "debilitating rationalism" of his age.  In a similar way, Ellacuria envisions a "grammar of justice" as a response to postmodern apathy.

Along with Ellacuria's classic essay, "Utopia and Propheticism from Latin America," this volume includes original essays by an international team of scholars, among them Gustavo Gutierrez and Jon Sobrino.

J. Matthew Ashley is associate professor of theology and chair of the department of theology at the University of Notre Dame.  He is the author of Ignatius and the TheologiansKevin F. Burke, S.J., is associate professor of theology, Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara.  He is the author of The Ground Beneaththe Cross: The Theology of Ignacio EllacuriaRodolfo Cardenal, S.J., is one of the two surviving members of the UCA Jesuit Community in San Salvador.

Book Details

Title:
A Grammar of Justice
Subtitle:
The Legacy of Ignacio Ellacuria
Author:
J. Matthew Ashley
Co-Author:
Kevin F. Burke, S.J.
Co-Author:
Rodolfo Cardenal, S.J.
Includes:
Index
Pages:
224
Binding:
Softcover
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A Grammar of Justice Table of Contents 141 Kb
The editors have done an extraordinary service for English-language readers, challenging them to take a stand before a civilization that, in the words of Ellacuría just ten days before his assassination, “is gravely ill."
Appropriate for academic libraries with contemporary philosophy and theology collections, and especially for those with sections focused on liberation theology and social justice issues.
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