"The center of the world—so-called because the crucified Jesus dwells there, and with him all who suffer unjustly—is the place from which we must proclaim the risen Lord." —Gustavo Gutiérrez
Through the publication of his classic work, A Theology of Liberation, Gustavo Gutiérrez, a Dominican priest from Lima, Peru, permanently altered the modern theological landscape. His work challenged all theologians and the world church to hear the gospel message from the "underside of history," the perspective of the poor and oppressed.
These key selections from Gutiérrezs many writings, including his books On Job, We Drink from Our Own Wells, and The God of Life, highlight the deeply spiritual dimension of his work, a dimension often ignored by his critics. Themes include the human encounter with God, the response to suffering, the spirit of contemplation, and the meaning of discipleship.
Daniel G. Groody, a Holy Cross priest, is associate professor of theology and director of the Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture, Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. His books include Border of Death, Valley of Life and Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice.