Alberto Iniesta, la caricia de Dios en las periferias

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Papel
Clase de producto: Lecturas
Editorial: Herder Editorial
ISBN: 9788425439919
Publicación: 03/2017
Formato: Rústica con solapas
Idioma: Español
Número de páginas: 256
Tamaño: 14.10 x 21.60
16.90 €

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Epub
Editorial: Herder Editorial
ISBN: 9788425439926
Publicación: 03/2017
Formato: EPUB
Idioma: Español
10.99 €

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Alberto Iniesta (Albacete, 1923-2016) fue obispo auxiliar de Madrid, incardinado en la Vicaría IV de Vallecas. Desempeñó un papel muy activo durante la época de finales de la dictadura y la transición hacia la democracia. Apoyó los derechos básicos de los obreros y militantes, defendió la separación entre Iglesia y Estado, trabajó por la concordia de los españoles –al margen de sus ideas– y fue denostado y amenazado por grupos de extrema derecha, hasta el punto que tuvo que exiliarse un tiempo para garantizar su seguridad.

Alberto, tratado siempre en los barrios por su nombre de pila –sin más títulos ni privilegios–, era una persona de extrema sencillez y austeridad, de una presencia cercana, cariñosa y extremadamente comprometida con los pobres y con los derechos humanos y sociales. Hombre de oración, personifica muchas de las referencias actuales del pontificado de Francisco, como la alegría del Evangelio, la defensa de quienes viven en las periferias y la llamada a construir una Iglesia más cercana a los hombres y al mensaje de Jesús.

Los textos que componen este libro de homenaje a Alberto Iniesta se organizan en tres bloques. El primero resume su papel de obispo-pastor, de teólogo pastoral y de ciudadano comprometido. El segundo presenta testimonios de quienes lo conocieron y compartieron con él experiencias ricas y profundas. En el tercero, se recupera la voz del propio Iniesta, en forma de poesía y prosa.

El objetivo de este libro no es recordar de manera nostálgica e idealizada su persona, sino  actualizar su mensaje y su testimonio, porque la aventura del Evangelio sigue abierta y la memoria de la entrañable figura de Alberto puede ser luz y guía en nuestro caminar como discípulos misioneros.

Tribute to Alberto Iniesta

Alberto Iniesta (Albacete, 1923-2016) was an auxiliary bishop in Madrid, incardinated at the Vicariat IV of Vallecas. He played a significant and very active role during the last period of the Franco dictatorship and the transition to democracy in the 70s. He defended the basic rights of the workers, stood up for a separation between state and church and always worked for the unity of Spanish people. He experienced strong hostility against him and even had to leave the country during a period of time in order to assure his safety.   
In his district, everybody just called him Alberto – without titles and privileges, he was a very humble and plain person, who lived in extreme austerity, always close to the people. He was very involved into social and human rights, so he was always caring about the poor and the needed. He embodied many of the references of our actual pope Francisco, such as the joy of the gospel, the defense of those who are living on the peripheries of our society and the appeal to build up a church, which stands open and close to all mankind and to the message of Jesus.
The present book is divided in three parts: the first part resumes his roles as a pastoral bishop, pastoral theologian and committed citizen. The second gathers oral testimonies of those who were directly involved with Alberto Iniesta, sharing their touching and powerful encounters. Finally, the third part recovers the voice of Iniesta himself quoting his prose texts and his poetry.
This book doesn’t aim to pay a nostalgic homage to an idealized authority, but to re-empower his message and his testimony, strongly believing that the adventure of the gospel is still open to everybody and that the charming figure of Alberto can function as a guiding light to those who follow the same mission.  
         
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Emilia Robles
studied pastoral theology and psychology. She is an expert in religious phenomena, Gestalt Therapy, systematic interventions, mediation and social communication. During the period of transition (70s and 80s), while studying at the University, she worked in a metal factory, being a compromised trade unionist and a social worker in the streets of Vallecas, where she was closely collaborating with Alberto Iniesta.
She was a religion teacher from 1991 to 1995 and she worked as a mediator and a consultant in pedagogic institutions from 1999 to 2007.
Since 2002 she has coordinated the PROCONCIL movement (an organization that stands up for a new parish council through a conciliar process). She has published and translated many books with Herder Editorial.


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Dios en las periferias
Fuente:  Religión Digital -  Miércoles 12 Abril 2017