Protestant Social Thought in Latin America The Debate on Development This work is concerned with describing the bond of Protestant social thought to the processes of theorizing about development on Latin America, an aspect that has not received sufficient treatment in most recent literature. An assessment of the Protestant social thought is done not only to understand its own evolutive process, but as a product and in contrast with the more specialized context of reflection on social and economic transformation and change, as is shown in the academic and practical-political debate at the continental level
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H. Fernando Bullón teaches at the Universidad Evangélica de las Américas (UNELA) in Costa Rica. He is currently the Regional Director for Latin America of the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education (IAPCHE). He has interdisciplinary training in engineering, social sciences, theology and Latin American studies. He received his Ph.D. at the Faculty of Economic and Social Studies of the University of Manchester, England. He is a member of the Latin American Theological Fellowship and author of other works that link mission, ethics, social sciences, and development.Review:
''Very few people meet the qualifications for writing on the subject of this book as the author does. He combines his own experience as an active participant in the articulation and implementation of a Latin American contextual theology of evangelicas roots and oriented to social transformation, with the discipline of the scholar who spares no effort to achieve the greatest possible objectivity in his research. I am pleased to recommend this book as one of the outstanding works of evangelical literature produced to date on our continent.''
--C. René Padilla, President Emeritus of the Kairos Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina
''A very important book written by the premier Protestant thinker and theologian of socio-economic development theory and the role of the Church in Latin America today. This encyclopedic work demonstrates a breadth and depth of analysis rarely seen in similar works. The subject of this book is pertinent and very important in relation to the mission of the Church today. This work is an example of the kind of thinking, research, and analysis we need to do everywhere in the world today.''
--Charles Van Engen, Professor of Biblical Theology of Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary, California
''Bullón presents a clear overview along with new information and a critical analysis of the contribution of representative sectors of the Protestant movement regarding social development in Latin America since the 1960s. This book should inspire and motivate a new generation of educated young people to participate more actively in holistic Christian mission as disciples of Jesus Christ.''
--Clifton L. Holland, Director of the Latin American Socio-Religious Studies Program (PROLADES), San Jose, Costa Rica --Wipf and Stock Publishers
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