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Latin American Theology
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1. Origins

For most of their 500-year presence in Latin America, Roman Catholic theologians and missionaries have employed methods and concepts taken largely from Western European theology. Most missionaries who came to Latin America had been previously schooled in scholastic theology, principally in the theological and philosophical writings of Augustine (354–430; Augustine’s The…

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Schubeck S.J., Thomas L., “Latin American Theology”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_L121>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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