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George V. Pixley Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_V._Pixley

George V. Pixley
Born1937
Chicago
United States
NationalityAmerican
EducationWheaton College
Kalamazoo College
University of Chicago
OccupationTheologian
Biblical Scholar
Notable work
God's Kingdom
On Exodus
Biblical Israel
Jeremiah
Spouse(s)Janyce Babcock
Theological work
LanguageSpanish, English
Tradition or movementBaptists
Main interestsOption for the poor
Liberation theology
Process philosophy

George V. Pixley (Chicago, 1937) is an American Christian theologian.

Biography[edit]

He completed his undergraduate studies in Wheaton College (Illinois) and in Kalamazoo College, where he met and married Janyce Babcock. In the Faculty of Theology of the University of Chicago obtained the PhD in Biblical Studies. In 1963, Pixley was ordained as a Baptist pastor, and he was appointed professor of Bible at the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico. In 1969–1970 he was invited to teach lectures at the Evangelical Higher Institute of Theological Studies ISEDET, in Buenos Aires, where he worked too, as a professor at the Lutheran Theological Faculty. Between 1975 and 1984 he was professor at the Baptist Seminary of Mexico, as well as professor of History of Israel at the Theological Institute of Higher Studies of Mexico City. In 1985 he returned to the United States, but decided to go to Managua, where he taught at the Managua Baptist Seminary between 1986 and 2002.[1][2]

In October 2002, he and his wife retired and since then reside in California,[3] where he is Director of Latin America Project, in the Center for Process Studies at Claremont School of Theology.[4]

Theology[edit]

He is an exponent of the radical academic line of liberation theology.[5] Pixley has produced a synthesis of biblical studies, liberation theology, and process philosophy.[6][7] According to Franz Hinkelammert, recent Pixley's work on the theology and Alfred North Whitehead's process philosophy shows that the liberation theology has entered a process of renewal. Pixley opens up to the dimension of God, to the "God's drama in the history", especially when he examines the book of Job. In all his argumentation, he defends the "option for the poor": God is the God of all, rich and poor, but "if he did not choose the option for the poor, he would be a partial God in favor of the rich", then, it would be an option against the poor.[8]

Books[edit]

  • Pluralismo de tradiciones en la religión biblica. Buenos Aires: La Aurora, 1971.
  • God's Kingdom: A Guide for Biblical Study. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1981.
  • El libro de Job: comentario bíblico latinoamericano. San José, Costa Rica: Seminario Bíblico Latinoamericano, 1982.
  • On Exodus: A Liberation Perspective. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1989.
  • Biblia y liberación de los pobres: ensayos de teología bíblica latinoamericana. México: Centro Antonio de Montesinos, 1986.
  • La mujer en la construcción de la iglesia: una perspectiva bautista desde America Latina y el Caribe. San José, Costa Rica: DEI, 1986.
  • The Bible, the Church, and the Poor (The Option for the poor, with Clodovis Boff); Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1989.
  • Hacia una fe evangélica latinoamericanista: una perspectiva bautista (con Israel Belo de Azevedo). San José, Costa Rica: DEI, 1988.
  • Biblical Israel: A People's History. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 1991.
  • Vida en el espíritu: el proyecto mesiánico de Jesús después de la resurrección. Managua: CIEETS, 1993.
  • La resurrección de Jesús, el Cristo : una interpretación desde la lucha por la vida. San José, Costa Rica: DEI, 1999.
  • Por una iglesia laica: historia de los y las creyentes que se congregan en la Convención Bautista de Nicaragua. Managua: CBN, 1999.
  • Jeremiah. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2004.
  • Teología de la liberación y Filosofía procesual. El Dios liberador en la Biblia. Quito: Abya Yala, 2009.

All his works have been published in Spanish or English; several have been translated to Portuguese,[9] a book to French and German,[10] and other to Indonesian.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bosch Navarro, Juan y Juan José Tamayo Acosta (eds.) 2001. Panorama de la teología latinoamericana: 449–463. Estella: Verbo Divino
  2. ^ Saranyana, Josep Ignasi (dir.) y Carmen-José Alejos Grau (coord.) 2002. Teología en América Latina Volumen III "El siglo de las teologías latinoamericanistas (1899–2001)": 494–499. Madrid: Iberoamericana.
  3. ^ Almada, Lucas (2006) Jorge Pixley, actuales desafíos latinoamericanos; Metodistas & Ecuménicos, October 9, 2006.
  4. ^ Latin America Project Archived January 7, 2017, at the Wayback Machine; The Center for Process Studies. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  5. ^ Escobar, Samuel (1987) La fe evangélica y las teologías de la liberación: 192–195. El Paso, Texas: Casa Bautista de Publicaciones.
  6. ^ Pixley, George V. (2003) "Creativity and Struggle: Process Philosophy and Liberation Theology Archived October 20, 2015, at the Wayback Machine". Seminar paper, Claremont School of Theology, December 2, 2003.
  7. ^ Romero García, Gorgias (2009) "Reseña"; RIBLA 62: 105–109.
  8. ^ Hinkelammert, Franz (2009) "Apresentação"; in J. Pixley O Deus libertador na Bíblia: Teologia da libertação e Filosofia processual: 7–12. São Paulo: Paulus, 2011.
  9. ^ O Reino de Deus, Paulinas, 1986; Êxodo, Paulinas, 1987; A História de Israel a partir dos pobres, Vozes, 1991; Vida no espírito, Vozes, 1999.
  10. ^ Les Pauvres, choix prioritaire, París, Cerf, 1990; Die Option für die Armen, Patmos, 1987.
  11. ^ Kerajaan Allah: Artinya bagi Kehidupan Politis, Ideologis dan Kemasyarakatan, BPK Gunung Mulia, 1998.