""I selected twelve themes because of their importance to the Chicano community. These themes deal with Chicano liberation. One cannot speak about liberation. One cannot speak about liberation without mentioning these social political, economic, psychological and religious issues, nor without mentioning these symbols. - Machismo y La Mujer - Racism-Classism - Education and Labor - Violence and Nonviolence - ""Respect for the rights of others is peace"" (Benito Juarez) - The Land - Fatalistic and Anarchistic Tendencies - The Catholic Church - Theology - The Symbol of Exodus - The Religious-Spiritual Symbol of Guadalupe - The Secular-Spiritual Symbol of La Raza Cosmica"" - from the book ""The Hispanic, concretely the Chicano in the United States, is one of the richest 'Locus Theologicus' in the Contemporary world. Dr. Andres Guerrero helps uncover a surprising goldmine in this magnificent theological work."" - Edgard Beltran, Former National Coordinator of the Pastoral for the Hispanics ""Through 'shared themes' interviews with Hispanic leaders, Andres Guerrero provides a thorough conscientization about the past and present oppression of Chicanos, long indoctrinated that their disadvantage is the product of their own inferiority, With this essential foundation, he constructs a theology of liberation that is uniquely Chicano because it goes beyond biblical reflection to the message and meaning of Our lady of Guadalupe. And the end of the journey is not just liberation for us Chicanos but a commitment to join in the struggle of our brothers and sisters in Latin America and in other poor nations. This is an excellent book."" - Moises Sandoval, Editor, Maryknoll and Revista Maryknoll Andres Guerrero did the research for this study while in the doctoral program under Harvey Cox at Harvard Divinity School. He is now Director of the Hispanic Ministeries Program in the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan.