liberation theology

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liberation theology

n.
A school of theology, especially prevalent in the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America, that finds in the Gospel a call to free people from political, social, and economic oppression.

liberation theologian n.

liberation theology

n
(Theology) the belief that Christianity involves not only faith in the teachings of the Church but also a commitment to change social and political conditions from within in societies in which it is considered exploitation and oppression exist

libera′tion theol`ogy


n.
a modern Christian theology stressing liberation from racial, economic, and political oppression.
[1970–75]
libera′tion theolo`gian, n.
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Noun1.liberation theology - a form of Christian theology (developed by South American Roman Catholics) that emphasizes social and political liberation as the anticipation of ultimate salvation
theological system, theology - a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings; "Jewish theology"; "Roman Catholic theology"
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liberation theology

nteologia della liberazione
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In his seminal work, An Asian Theology of Liberation (1988), (15) Pieris argues that all efforts at Asian liberation theologizing have to take seriously both the "Thirdworldliness" of the Asian context and its distinctive "Asian" character.
In a biblical theology of liberation from slavery, Boer argues that the central issue of the Torah is the freedom of Jews from slavery in Egypt, and translates that into a modern liberation movement.
In a historic collection of essays, On the Side of the Poor: The Theology of Liberation, theological giants Gutierrez and Cardinal Gerhard Muller invite us into their speaking about God and the poor, always animated by faith.
Prophetic Rage: A Postcolonial Theology of Liberation.
That is why Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in his capacity as the Prefect for the Doctrine of the Faith had to come out with two documents assessing the Theology of Liberation in the light of Catholic Doctrine.
In his volume, Beas describes the evolution of a pluralist theology of liberation in Latin America before offering a critical analysis of its potential from the perspective of the Roman Catholic magisterium.
The remark, along with other key statements during the Pope's Philippine tour, are reexpressions of the theology of liberation, the homegrown Latin American theology pioneered by the Peruvian Dominican Fr.
Elsewhere, Fanon's ideas have been exported to Black theology of liberation by scholars such as James Cone in the United States of America (USA) (2)) and Paulo Freire in Latin America.
Gustavo Gutierrez's A THEOLOGY OF LIBERATION (9780883445426, $24.
One member who had spent forty years in Latin America, on reading the WCCs Mission Affirmation according to an anthropological and missiological viewpoint and this in a Latin American context, did not find anything special, but rather saw a concordance/correspondence with the Latino-American missionary thrust, very much in line with the sane theology of liberation.
htm) Pope Francis: The Jesuit History of Suppression and Theology of Liberation
Not all sources were surveyed, but it is noted that most of the seminal texts do not directly deal with the place of children in the theology of liberation paradigm.