THEO 455 Required Texts
J-Term Guatemala Trip: Study Christian theology and practice in a context of the great struggle for human dignity. From on-location in the Guatemalan highlands, students will study the experiences of Guatemalan churches in the twentieth century. These churches serve as a lens for analyzing the various forms that Christianity has taken in Latin American history since the Spanish Conquest. Students will study the politics, history, culture and economy of Guatemala in order to join with Latin Americans in reflecting theologically on the meaning of the gospel in its historical context. Theological topics explored may include evangelization, Christology, sin, martyrdom, poverty, the nature of the Church, the Eucharist and the Church’s role in Guatemala’s peace process. Practical service activities will be combined with academic study.
Catholic Hierarchy in Guatemala and Latin America
Country Reports - Facts and Background
Country: Republic of Guatemala
Government: constitutional democratic republic
Population: 13.2 million
Area: 108,889 km²; slightly smaller than Tennessee
Terrain: mostly mountains with narrow coastal plains and rolling limestone plateau
Major language(s): Spanish 60%, Amerindian languages 40%
Major religion(s): Roman Catholic, Protestant, indigenous Mayan beliefs
Capital & population: Guatemala City; 2.5 million
Monetary unit: GTQ (Guatemalan Quetzal)
Online Reference Material
Why use these?
Films on Guatemala
Library Director / Theological Librarian
The Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library
Mail # IRL
Office - 101 Ireland Library
Library Liaison for Theology
Undergraduate and Graduate Theology, The St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, Theological Studies, Religion, Religious Studies, Roman Catholic Church
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