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Suffering and Salvation in Ciudad Juarez
Since 1993 more than six hundred girls and women have been brutally slain in Ciudad Juarez in internationally condemned violence for which no one has been arrested. Nancy Pineda-Madrid's powerful reflection on this destructive and dehumanizing violence, based on first-hand knowledge of the traumatic situation in Ju?rez, attempts to understand the cultural, economic, and ev ...more
Paperback, 186 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Augsburg Fortress Publishing
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I had high hopes for this book in comparison to Luevano's Women Killing in Juarez, but unfortunately Suffering and Salvation in Ciudad Juarez struck me as woefully inadequate as theodicy and incoherent at best as a salvation account. The Juarez murders seem almost superfluous to the train of Pineda-Madrid's thought, and could probably have been excised from the book with little impact on the cogency of her thoughts, which is unfortunate given the importance of a compelling theodical account of t ...more