Praxis in Mujerista    Theology   Chapter 6 of “En La Lucha:Elaborating a Mujerista Theology”
Defining Praxis “A process by which a theory,  lesson, or skill is enacted,  practiced, embodied, or  realized” – Wikiped...
• Praxis is “critical reflective action            based on an analysis of historical            reality perceived through...
   Liberation is not a conceptual    exercise but grounded in an    historical reality.   It critiques and denounces    ...
Lived Experience as the primarysource of mujerista theology               • Lived experience –                 experiences...
Grassroot Theologians   Mujerista theologians    must look towards    the grassroot    community and their    experience ...
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Chapter 6 of "En La Lucha" by Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz

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Praxis in mujerista theology

  1. 1. Praxis in Mujerista Theology Chapter 6 of “En La Lucha:Elaborating a Mujerista Theology”
  2. 2. Defining Praxis “A process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, practiced, embodied, or realized” – Wikipedia “Reflection and action upon the world in order to transform it." Through praxis, oppressed people can acquire a critical awareness of their own condition, and, with their allies, struggle for liberation.” – Paulo Freire
  3. 3. • Praxis is “critical reflective action based on an analysis of historical reality perceived through of an option for and a commitment to the liberation of Latinas” – Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz • “Praxis must not be equated with practice” a blend of intellectual reflection and consistent action. • Grounded in the experience of the community. • Mujerista praxis: captured in the typical response to “how are you” with: “ahi, en la lucha,” - there, in the struggle.Praxis a la Mujerista
  4. 4.  Liberation is not a conceptual exercise but grounded in an historical reality. It critiques and denounces oppressive structures. Is critically introspective. Does not romanticize its own cultural context or its own theological community. Accepts the theological contribution of the grassroot people.
  5. 5. Lived Experience as the primarysource of mujerista theology • Lived experience – experiences that are intentionally being lived. • Experiences that we reflect, examine and act on. • The development of moral agency occurs through this primary source. • A critique of an “objective” moral and theological source: truth is intentionally experienced not rationally theorized.
  6. 6. Grassroot Theologians Mujerista theologians must look towards the grassroot community and their experience of God. “Who God is and what God is like is to be found in our struggle for survival and justice.”

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