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"
Translations

liberation theology

nteologia della liberazione
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Many books have been written on liberation theology as a social phenomenon, often with particular attention focused on the growth of base communities or other political concerns.
Ever since Pope Francis began talking about his desire for a church "of the poor and for the poor," liberation theology has been back in the headlines.
Throughout the book, Sherinian highlights the ways in which Dalits--in the face of systemic marginalization based on casteism, sexism, and classism-have used folk music as an expressive medium for liberation theology.
Romero's sainthood cause had been held up by the Vatican out of concern over his perceived association with liberation theology, the Latin American-inspired Catholic theology that holds that Jesus' teachings require followers to fight for social and economic justice.
PUEBLA, MEXICO--Pope John Paul II endorsed liberation theology and the recent deliberations of the Latin American Episcopal Conference in Puebla, Mexico, during a speech Feb.
But it is John Paul, a critic of liberation theology, who is getting the buzz in Latin America.
This new presentation includes a revision of a key section of the original, adds essays that review how liberation theology has evolved, and provides text that has been completely revised with inclusive language.
One of five Jesuit priests murdered by a right-wing death squad in San Salvador in November 1989, Ellacuria was a leading figure in the liberation theology movement.
The Latin American liberation theology is not a heritage site; it is rather a living movement with continued vitality.
The Jesuit community of El Salvador, which for decades has supported liberation theology, praised the pontiff's resignation as a "responsible act".
On second thought, is it not obvious that the claims of liberation theology should be subjected to rigorous economic analysis?
Bishop Muller has been criticized for some radical stands, including liberation theology and his friendship with Marxist theologian Gustavo Gutierrez, who founded liberation theology.