Suffering and Salvation in Ciudad Juarez

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  • Copyright: 2011-05-20
  • Publisher: Fortress Pr

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Nancy Pineda-Madrid re-conceives traditional Christian notions of salvation by closing attending to the experience of the embattled women of Ciudad Ju#xE1;rez in Mexico, where hundreds have been slain and where survivors have found healing and salvation in solidarity and community practices that resist rather than acquiesce in the violence.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Suffering├╣A Social Realityp. 9
Feminicide in Ciudad Juarezp. 11
A Social-Suffering Hermeneuticp. 19
"Reading" the Feminicidep. 26
Conclusionp. 37
Suffering, Social Imaginaries, and the Making of Evilp. 39
Social Imaginaries and the Making of Evilp. 40
Cultural-Symbolic Female Representations of Sufferingp. 47
The Drive for Release, the Quest for Salvationp. 58
Conclusionp. 68
Anselm and Salvationp. 69
Anselm's Context and the Argument of Cur Deus Homop. 71
The Historic Legacy of Cur Deus Homop. 82
Cur Deus Homo and the Ciudad Juarez Feminicidep. 86
Conclusionp. 95
Responding to Social Suffering├╣Practices of Resistancep. 97
Tilling the Soil: Practices of Resistance in the Midst of Sufferingp. 99
Popular Religious Practices and Practices of Resistancep. 105
Claiming Space, Processing Pain, and Social Imaginationp. 111
Conclusionp. 121
On the Possibility of Salvationp. 123
On Matters of Suffering and Responsep. 124
On the Primacy of Communityp. 132
Furthering the Realization of Salvationp. 141
Conclusionp. 152
Notesp. 153
For Further Readingp. 175
Indexp. 182
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