Wow, this was a doozy of a chapter!
From Communism to Capitalism to Colonialism... to BANANAS, this chapter would have been forbidden fodder for table conversation even if religion was never mentioned! But Miguel does not let up with hard hitting information about the politics of our past, he layers in the role of Christianity and the Church in the development of the New World. In so doing, he establishes the historical context within which liberation theology emerged in the 1960s.
This chapter sure is hard to fully comprehend, so (lucky for us) Ben likens some of what we're reading to Disney movies we may be a little more familiar with. But even Disney's interpretation(s) illumine some of the problems with how the stories of colonization are told and retold. Even still, we can't escape the philosophical and practical problems that our capitalist & colonial mindsets impose upon our theological conclusions and ethics.
Listen in as we attempt to walk through the chapter and raise some of the complexities that have emerged for us along the way...
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