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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"Today, we old people laugh about how worried we were about liberation theology," he said.
Latin American liberation theology has almost never seen itself as an expression of or in direct relation to the international student movements of Mav 1968.
Cone (1938-2018), was known as the founder of Black liberation theology, he was the Bill and Judith Moyers Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary.
The Latino Christ in Art, Literature, and Liberation Theology
Liberation Theology is not just one theology among many others.
Most of these essays were completed just as Pope Francis was elected, which leads Lois Lorentzen in her essay on liberation theology to ask, "Flas Francis replaced Benedict's 'big chill' with a 'big thaw'?" (201).
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.
De La Torre, Liberation Theology for Armchair Theologians.
I am amused at the way some international journalists are jumping to conclusions about the "revival of Liberation Theology." On the occasion of the beatification of the murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero last May 23, there was speculation in the international press about "views of a scorned movement shifting as Pope Francis focuses on the poor." I think I know a little more than these Johnny-come-lately commentators about the history of Liberation Theology because when I came back from my studies in the US in the mid-sixties, I went right into the eye of the storm of the controversy generated by the teachings of Fr.
Ethnomusicologist Zoe Sherinian addresses these questions in Tamil Folk Music as Dalit Liberation Theology, an ethnography written with depth, clarity, and commitment to local production on both musical and epistemic levels.
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.