Rubem Alves

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Rubem Azevedo Alves
Born (1933-09-15)September 15, 1933
Boa Esperança, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Died July 19, 2014(2014-07-19) (aged 80)
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Language English, Portuguese
Nationality Brazilian
Citizenship Brazilian

Rubem Azevedo Alves (September 15, 1933 – July 19, 2014), was a Brazilian theologian, philosopher, educator, writer and psychoanalyst.[1] Alves was one of the founders of liberation theology.[2]

Early life[edit]

Alves was born in Boa Esperança, Minas Gerais. He obtained his Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) degree at the Seminário Teológico Presbiteriano do Sul, Campinas, Brazil, in 1957. He went on to obtain a Master of Theology (Th.M.) from the Union Theological Seminary, New York, United States, in 1964, and a doctorate (Ph.D.) from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey, United States, in 1968. He trained as a psychoanalyst through the Brazilian Association of Psychoanalysis of São Paulo.

Academic career[edit]

  1. Assistant professor of Social Philosophy, in the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Rio Claro (1969)
  2. Assistant professor of Philosophy, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) (1974). He was promoted to professor (1979) and associate professor (1980), both at Faculty of Education, UNICAMP.

Career as writer[edit]

Besides his activities as a university professor and researcher, Alves is a prolific writer of books and articles in journals and newspapers on education, psychology and life in general. Since 1986, he has been a regular columnist at the Correio Popular, the main newspaper in his hometown, Campinas, in São Paulo state. He has published more than 40 books, several of which have been translated into German, French, English, Italian, Spanish and Romanian. He is also a very popular lecturer and is much appreciated by educators in general for his humanistic views on education.

His book, The Poet, The Warrior, The Prophet, is an important text in the field of theopoetics.[3]

Books[edit]

International[edit]

  • A Theological Interpretation of the Meaning of the Revolution in Brasil. A thesis presented to the Union Theological Seminary. USA
  • A Theology of Human Hope. Washington: Corpus Books. 246p Doctorate thesis, original title: Towards a Theology of Liberation
  • Tomorrow's Child. Imagination, Creativity and the Rebirth of Culture. New York: Harper and Row Publishers.
  • What is Religion?, Orbis Books, New York
  • I believe in the Resurrection of the Body. Philadelphia Fortress Press
  • Teologia della Speranza umana. Brescia: Queriniana Editrice. 246p.
  • Christianisme, Opium o Liberation? Une Theologie de L'Espoir Humain. Paris.
  • Il Figlio del Domani. Brescia: Queriniana Editrice. 207p.
  • Hijos DeI Mañana. Salamanca: Edições Sígueme: 231p.
  • El Enigma de la Religion. Buenos Aires: Edições la Aurora. Translation: Raúl Lopez. 269p.
  • L'Enigma della Religione. Roma: Edizione Borla 192p.
  • Was ist Religion? Zürich: Pendo-Verlag
  • Protestantism and Repression: A Brazilian case study. New York: Orbis Books. 215p.
  • Protestantism and Repression. London: SCM Press. 215p.
  • Ich glaube an die Auferstehung des Leibes. Meditationen. Düsseldorf: Patmos Verlang. 79p.
  • Je Crois en la Résurrection du Corps. Méditation. Paris: Lês Édition du Cerf. 85p.
  • La Teologia como Juego. Buenos Aires. Ediciones la Aurora. 143p.
  • Vater Unser. Mediationen. Düsseldorf: Translated by Horst Goldstein. 144p.
  • The Poet, the Warrior, the Prophet. Philadelphia: Trinity Press Internacional. London: SCM Press. 148p.
  • Le Mangeur de Paroles. Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf. 203p.
  • Parole da Mangiare. Comunitá di Bose. Magnano: Edizione Qiqajon. Itália, 199p.
  • Cartea cuvintelor bune de mâncat sau bucǎtǎria ca parabolǎ teologicǎ. Sibiu: Editura Deisis. Trad. Virginia Gálea. 191p.
  • La Alegria de Enseñar. Barcelona: Ediciones Octaedro. 95p.

In Portuguese[edit]

  • Escola com que sempre sonhei sem imaginar que pudesse existir. Editora Papirus. 2002. 120p.
  • A Gestação do Futuro. Campinas: Editora Papirus. Tradução: João Francisco Duarte Junior. 199p.
  • O Enigma da Religião. Petrópolis: Editora Vozes. 169p.
  • Filosofia da Ciência. Introdução ao jogo e suas regras. São Paulo: Editora Brasiliense. 190p.
  • O que é Religião? São Paulo: Brasiliense/Abril Cultural. 133 p.
  • Protestantismo e Repressão. São Paulo: Editora Ática. 290p.
  • Dogmatismo e Tolerância. São Paulo: PAULUS. 172p.
  • Creio na Ressurreição do corpo. Meditações. Rio de Janeiro. Cedi 73p.
  • Variações sobre a Vida e Morte. A Teologia e sua Fala. São Paulo: PAULUS. 213p.
  • Gandhi. São Paulo: Editora Brasiliense. 119p.
  • Poesia, Profecia e Magia. Rio de Janeiro. CEDI. 80p.
  • Conversas Com Quem Gosta de Ensinar. São Paulo: Cortez/Autores Associados. 87p.
  • Estórias de Quem Gosta de Ensinar. São Paulo: Cortez/Autores Associados. 108p.
  • O Suspiro dos Oprimidos. São Paulo: PAULUS. 119p.
  • Pai Nosso. São Paulo: PAULUS. 146p.
  • Tempus Fugit. São Paulo: PAULUS. 109p.
  • O Poeta, o Guerreiro e o Profeta. Petrópolis: Editora Vozes. 143p.
  • Lições de Feitiçaria. Vol I. São Paulo: Ars Poética- 100p.
  • O Retorno Eterno. Campinas: Papirus. 169p. O retorno eterno. Campinas: Papirus. 169p.
  • Teologia do Cotidiano. São Paulo: Olho D'Água. 95p.
  • A Alegria de Ensinar. São Paulo: Ars Poética/Petah. 103p.
  • O Quarto do Mistério. Campinas: Speculum/Papirus. 224p.
  • Sobre o Tempo e a Eterna Idade. Campinas: Speculum/Papirus. 164p.
  • A Festa de Maria. Campinas: Papirus/Speculum. 111p.
  • As Contas de Vidro e o Fio de Nylon. São Paulo: Ars Poética. 109p.
  • Cenas da Vida. Campinas: Papirus/Speculum. 128p.
  • Navegando. São Paulo: Ars Poética. 103p.
  • Concerto para Corpo e Alma. Campinas: Papirus. 160p.
  • E Aí? Cartas aos Adolescentes e a Seus Pais. Campinas: Papirus.
  • Entre a Ciência e a Sapiência: o Dilema da Educação. São Paulo: Loyola. 148p.
  • O Amor que Acende a Lua. Campinas: Papirus/Speculum. 214p.
  • Por uma Educação Romântica: Brevíssimos Exercícios de Imortalidade. Vila Nova de Famalicão: Centro de Formação Camilo Castelo Branco. Portugal. 261 pp.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brazilian writer Rubem Alves dies". SBS News. Retrieved 2014-07-20. 
  2. ^ Altmann, Walter (18 November 2009). "Liberation theology is still alive and well". Ekklesia. UK. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
    - McGrath, Alister E (1995). The Blackwell encyclopedia of modern Christian thought (in McGrath). Wiley-Blackwell. p. 331. ISBN 0-631-19896-2. 
    - Linhares, Bruno J (2007). "Princeton Theological Seminary and the Birth of Liberation Theology". Koinonia (Princeton: Princeton Theological Seminary) 19: 85–105. ISSN 1047-1057. 
  3. ^ Linhares Junior, Bruno Mattos (2008). "The Theopoetics of Rubem Alves for Pastoral Theology". Nevertheless I Am Continually With You: A Cosmopolitan and Theopoetic Reframing of Pastoral Theology (Ph.D. thesis). Princeton Theological Seminary. pp. 100–166. 

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