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Unformatted text preview: Contextual theology: all of our theologies are done from a personal concrete perspective latino and hispanic theology focus on people in the US with latin and mexican background product of 2 conquests spain 1492 1848 military conquest Mestizaje = mixing; having a foot in both worlds minking as indigenous, spanish, african, ect generalizations: ● gift for celebration ● strong family and community connections ● fatalism ● machismo Mestizo Theology ● profusely sacramental: differences of sacred and the secular = all is sacred, all is graced Popular religion: ● God walking with people in daily life in their own homes and struggles = accompaniment ○ las posadas ○ holy week processes ● created and practiced and carried out mostly by the laity, less institutional ○ sensus fidelium: ​ sense of the faithful ○ directed by a rationality of relationships “our lady” and dia de los muertos ● mary is a huge issue between catholics and protestants ● there are many misconceptions ● mary is not divine ● we do not worship mary ● communion of saints: circle of friends lasting relationships between living and dead. they have “powers” apart from god. ● Patron saint: asking an experienced person to say a prayer for you “our lady” ● mary is associated with various strings of religion ● our lady of guadalupe ● often in accomplice with the holy spirit ● is a female expression of the divine already living among the people Jesus and the mestizo experience ● jesus was from a marginal population in his own time ○ galilee principal: what humans reject, god chooses ○ jerusalem principal: god entrusts the rejected with a mission ○ Resurrection principal: god overcomes evil by the power of love fiesta, Flor y Canto ● beauty reflects the presence of god, not just abstract abstract concepts or linear logic. truth is conveyed through beauty ● beauty does not negate or neglect the real experience of suffering. it entails joy in the midst of struggle. ...
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