Abilene Campus (Residential)
Date of Award
Graduate School of Theology
Master of Arts
Committee Chair or Primary Advisor
Douglas A. Foster
Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor
Jeff W. Childers
The great majority of the four hundred and fifty million people in Latin America are poor and oppressed. Presenting the gospel to them as good news is a challenge for any theologian. Theologians' lives are at risk in most places regardless of the ideology they endorse. Jon Sobrino escaped death because he was lecturing out of the country when a military squad came into his home and killed his six companions and the two women who helped them. To serve in a context of poverty and death, theologians need more than church doctrines, creeds, and traditions to sustain them in ministry. They need eschatology strong enough to support them when their lives are threatened or when they are tempted to quit. The kingdom of God provides them the eschatological answer. Kingdom theology, defined in ontological categories, provides a proper allegiance to the King: the Triune God and guides them in preaching the gospel as good news by promoting justice and peace.
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Monroy, Hugo, "An Ontological View of the Kingdom of God in Gutierrez, Segundo, Boff, and Sobrino" (2005). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 729.