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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Whatever direction liberation theology takes to respond to these new changes in Latin America, one thing is certain: it will not die out.
I believe that Humanism will remain a tiny movement with "undeniable philosophical value" unless we acquire the passionate commitment of early Marxists, liberation theology and the early Christians.
The selected essays cover such topics as Christian pacifism, feminism, and liberation theology, as well as classical readings by major figures in the history of Christian moral thought and mainstream movements.
When I think of liberation theology, I recall Oscar Romero, the Salvadoran archbishop who spoke out against poverty and repression and was assassinated while leading mass in 1980.
Both have been outspoken in their support of liberation theology, whose key principle is the "preferential option for the poor.
Canon Naim Ateek, president of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre, cited economic divestment as a strategy to advance the peace process in the Middle East during recent meetings with various groups in Canada.
When Gustavo Gutierrez comes to town, people want to hear him talk about himself and the liberation theology movement he helped spark in Latin America during the 1970s.
From Introducing Liberation Theology, published by Orbis Books.
But, their book does not provide a single, coherent normative alternative and instead is informed by an eclectic mix of approaches emanating from critical theory, radical populism, feminism, anti-racism, liberation theology and humanism to name but a few.
While liberation theology and the Christian base community movement once gave voice to the disenfranchised in Latin America, pentecostalism has rapidly become the church of the poor in that part of the world.