Belo Horizonte – Minas Gerais, Brazil (Thursday 01/08/2015, Gaudium Press) The Jesuit School of Philosophy and Theology (FAJE) of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, through its Department of Theology, launches a digital encyclopaedia named: “Theologica Latinoamericana”.
The initiative has the intention to offer the fundamentals of Christianity, as well as entries and theological basic themes.
As the authors describes, the main motivation for the development of this project is based on the availability of a “qualified reflection on the main themes of Catholic theology, seen in the Latin American context and tradition”.
The digital encyclopaedia, which is already online, is directed to students of theology as well as catechists and pastoral workers.
For the time being it is only available in Portuguese. In the short future Internet users will have access in Spanish.
Created by FAJE, the “Theologica Latinoamericana” has as partners the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), the Catholic University of Pernambuco (Unicap), and the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos) and to rely on the help of theologians from different theological faculties, especially from Latin America.
As mentioned in the Jesuit site, the initiative reflects “the effort that Christians in Latin America do to live and think the faith in communion with the great Tradition.” (LMI)