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“With what can we compare the kingdom of God?” Latin American Liberation Theology and the Challenge of Political Projects

Maia, Filipe

Who baked the pie in the sky? Who sowed and harvested its fruits, gathered the ingredients and put it into the oven? And also: who paved heaven’s streets of gold, crafted the trumpets of the cherubim, and erected God’s throne? Albeit the ethereal tune that marks speculative questions of this nature, there is a profoundly concrete dimension implied in images such as these I just described. Heaven, paradise, kingdom of God: these are theological categories for a reality that demand a ground on which to stand: someone has to bake the pie – even in the sky. Heavenly hopes are intrinsically connected to historical paths in a symbiosis that knows no division.


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September 22, 2015