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Marx and the Bible: Jos
(Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University, 2008)
This paper critically examines the liberation theology of José Porfirio Miranda, as expressed in hisMarx and the Bible, with a focus on the central idea (and subtitle) of this work: the “Critique of the Philosophy of Oppression.” Miranda’s critique is examined via certain key tropes such as “power,” “justice,” and “freedom,” both in the context of late twentieth-century Latin American society, and in the state of the “post-Christian” and “post-Marxist” world more generally,vis-à-viscontemporary liberal justice theory. Close examination of the potentialities, paradoxes, and subtle evasions in Miranda’s critique leads to the conclusion that Miranda does not go far enough in his application of Christian principles to justice theory....