The Resource Embracing hopelessness, Miguel A. De La Torre, (electronic resource)

Embracing hopelessness, Miguel A. De La Torre, (electronic resource)

Label
Embracing hopelessness
Title
Embracing hopelessness
Statement of responsibility
Miguel A. De La Torre
Creator
Contributor
Author
Distributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book will attempt to explore faith-based responses to unending injustices by embracing the reality of hopelessness. It rejects the pontifications of some salvation history that move the faithful toward an eschatological promise that, when looking back at history, makes sense of all Christian-led brutalities, mayhem, and carnage. Hope, as an illusion, is responsible for maintaining oppressive structures. This book struggles with a God who at times seems mute, demanding solidarity in the midst of perdition and a blessing in the midst of adversity. How can the Creator be so invisible during the troubling times in which we live-times filled with unbearable life-denying trials and tribulations? The book concludes with a term De La Torre has coined in other books: an ethics para joder-an ethics that "f*cks with." When all is hopeless, when neoliberalism has won, when there exists no chance of establishing justice, the only choice left for the oppressed is to "screw" with the structure, literally turning over the bankers' tables at the temple. By upsetting the norm, an opportunity might arise that can lead us to a more just situation, although such acts of defiance usually lead to crucifixion. Hopelessness is what leads to radical liberative praxis
Member of
Cataloging source
P@U
Dewey number
233
Index
no index present
LC call number
BT774.5
LC item number
.D454 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Embracing hopelessness, Miguel A. De La Torre, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-168) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Those who ignore history are condemned to construct new ones -- 2. Believing is seeing -- 3. There is no God, only Auschwitz -- 4. (Race)ing toward a new age of ignorance -- 5. F*ck it -- 6. Poetic epilogue
Control code
on1004593885
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (xv, 175 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781506433424
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1tmqhk8
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37468133
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1004593885
  • jstor1506433421

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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