Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

9-2018

Publisher

Wiley

Source Publication

Journal of Religious Ethics

Source ISSN

0384-9694

Abstract

This essay examines Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato si’ from a Latin American perspective and its reception in this part of the world, especially in Brazil. It focuses on two aspects of Laudato si’: its dialogical approach, and the connection it makes between ecological issues and poverty. These two aspects allow us to understand Francis’s proposal of integral ecology and how the preferential option for the poor becomes central to his perspective. In addition, this essay explains how Latin American theology and pastoral experience are present in Pope Francis’s thought.

Comments

Accepted version. Journal of Religious Ethics, Vol. 46, No. 3 (September 2018): 410-424. DOI. © 2018 Wiley. Used with permission.

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