Líbranos del mal: La corrupción y el desafío para la fe y la iglesia cristiana en América Latina
Deliver us from Evil: Corruption and a Challenge to the Christian Faith and Church in Latin America
By Roberto Laver
Despite billions of dollars invested in anticorruption reform worldwide, corruption remains as elusive and intractable as ever – until now.
“Líbranos del Mal” is a fresh perspective on how corruption can be reduced by addressing the ethical and cultural roots that underlie it. While laying out a comprehensive explanation of the cultural causes and society-wide effects of corruption, “Líbranos del Mal” explains why corruption has not been reduced through traditional institutional reform s and explores the role of the Christian faith and the church as a transformational agent of social and cultural change in Latin America.
The Spanish-language text speaks directly to its core audience as it weaves together a large-scale global perspective with a nuanced explanation of the details of corruption ’s causes and impact. It categorizes the many forms of corruption, introduces key players, outlines the logic and record of institutional reform with reasons for its limited success, and presents compelling academic and Biblical evidence for the Christian church to step in as a stronger player.
“Líbranos del Mal” sends the powerful message that the next step to solving the complex issue of corruption is a profoundly contextualized, multi-dimensional solution that goes beyond the boundaries of institutions and instead, changes the heart of society.