Drick Boyd

Author, Popular Educator, Activist and Scholar

Telling it Like it is

What’s Gone on Recently What do we do with a President who seems bent on destruction – his own and the nation he supposedly leads. Why do I say this? He has repeatedly called out four democratic...

Why America Needs Racism and Poverty (Books That Shaped My Life #10)

One cold January morning in 1979 or 1980, during a Jan-term at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS), I walked into a classroom and was greeted by a tall, lanky, African-American man in his...

Passages (Books That Shaped My Life #9)

In the mid-1970s when I was living in Boston, an exciting new bookstore opened in the downtown area. Up until that point bookstores tended to be small and focused on certain genres. In order to get...

Completely Pro-Life (Books That Shaped My Life #8)

My Struggle with the so-called “Pro-Life Movement” One of the more contentious issues in the Christian Church and in society at large is abortion. It also an issue I have grappled with as well, both...


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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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