Drick Boyd

Author, Popular Educator, Activist and Scholar
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The Cost of Discipleship (Books That Shaped Me #3)

Live for a while in the books you love. Learn from them what is worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be returned to you a thousand times. Whatever your life may become, these...

Thank You, Mary Oliver

I want to pay tribute to the poet Mary Oliver, who died this last Thursday (January 17, 2019) at the age of 83. However, words do not do justice to her life or work, even though her life and work...

The Power Elite (Books That Have Shaped Me #2)

Live for a while in the books you love. Learn from them what is worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be returned to you a thousand times.Whatever your life may become, these books...

Expanding Our Vision of Incarnation: An Advent Meditation

What Thomas Berry Saw Thirty Years Ago Fr. Thomas Berry, was a priest in the Passionate Order and for twenty years the director of Riverdale Center of Religious Research along the Hudson River. In...

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Paulo Freire: His Faith Spirituality and Theology

Co-author James Kirylo and I explore the Christian faith of Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire, best known for his critique of traditional “banking” education methods, and his development of critical pedagogy.  He is also considered one of the founders of popular education, linking learning with concrete action for social and political change.  However, little has been written about his personal faith.  We explore the spiritual and theological implications behind his thinking, political action, and fundamental concepts such as conscientization, humanization, conversion to the people, utopia and the primacy of love.  We also highlight Freire’s long time interaction with liberation theology and his difficult relationship with the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America.  The book also contains a moving foreword by Freire’s wife, Ana Maria “Nita” Freire. For seasoned readers of Freire, this book presents a unique perspective on his life and work.  For those unfamiliar with Freire, it is a good introduction to one of the seminal educational thinkers of our era. 

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