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Jesus the Galilean Jew in Mestizo Theology

Galilee must have had special salvific signification for the first Christians, as it played an important role in the post-Easter memory of the followers of Jesus and was part of the earliest kerygma (Acts 10:37–41). This article narrates a Mexican-American pastor’s journey that led to a theological exploration of Galilee. It examines why this ethnic reference was so important to bring out the beauty and originality of the liberating way of Jesus, beginning with his very particular identity as a Jewish Galilean from Nazareth.