Originally published in English as Christ Our Companion: Toward a Theological Aesthetics of Liberation, this new volume is translated for the Spanish-speaking reader that justly demands new and enriching visions in theological literature.
Roberto Goizueta unites this book around the disjuncture between the Christian claim that Christ's life, death, and resurrection are the key to universal human meaning, on the one hand, and our increased consciousness of the diverse, pluralistic world in which we live, on the other hand. This dissonance, he notes, raises important questions about the ethical and theological defensibility of any religious position, particularly when the rationales for so much of the violence we see around us are grounded in religious principles. In such a world, how can a Christian proclaim that message credibly and responsibly? Goizueta argues that "the answer to this question will only be discovered as we, through our everyday actions, respond to Christ's claim to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life by embodying that claim in our actions. Ultimately, the credibility of Christ’s claims rests on the evidence presented by those persons who have lived out those claims."
The Cuban-American Roberto Goizueta is presently a noted professor in the theology department at Boston College. He is past-president of the Society of Catholic Theology in the United States and of the Academy of Hispanic Catholic Theologians of the United States. Dr. Goizueta has published over 50 academic articles, and this book has received an award from the Association of Catholic Press. This work and the content of his unique Hispano/Latino theology are presented for the first time to the Spanish speaking world.