liberation theology

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a form of Christian theology (developed by South American Roman Catholics) that emphasizes social and political liberation as the anticipation of ultimate salvation

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15) Aloysius Pieris, An Asian Theology of Liberation (Maryknoll, N.
A passionate and powerful book, it begins to lay the groundwork for constructing a postcolonial theology of liberation from the black American perspective.
More recent writings have taken the concept of liberation theology and have expanded it into childhood imagery and have thus attempted to move toward the development of a theology of liberation for children.
Among the topics are apostolicity in select ecumenical documents of the Anglican, Lutheran, and Roman Catholic Churches; critical observations on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, and Dorothee Solle and a theology of liberation.
In the 1970s and 1980s scholars of Latin American Christianity devoted much of their energy to analyzing the importance of the new theology of liberation.
When I returned to the United States I began to write my thoughts down in earnest, and what emerged was a short but intense prospectus on the development of a Jewish theology of liberation.
By being baptized with the masses, Cone writes in A Black Theology of Liberation, "Jesus embraces the condition of sinners, affirming their existence as his own.
Similarly, those seeking a systematic theology of liberation will be disappointed if not offended, for such is not the objective of liberation theology.
The third is Gustavo Gutierrez's A Theology of Liberation (first published in 1971), which highlighted the way in which hope was being aligned to the radical project of liberation theology in Latin America.
The theology of liberation offers us not so much a new theme for reflection as a new way to do theology.
The criticism seems to be aimed at undermining the strong local influence of the Theology of Liberation, which is seen by many as a Catholic Marxism which spread to the region in the 1970s.
This influence is clearly summarized in the subtitle of the earlier German edition of this book, The Trinitarian Cosmology of Gregory of Nazianzus in the Horizon of an Ecological Theology of Liberation.
Ruiz, from the early years of his 40 year bishopric as part of those who first articulated the theology of liberation in a gathering in Medellin in 1968, the one the people called Papa, taught, wrote and preached liberation, challenging the Vatican's co-option and dilution of the terms of that debate.
Firstly there's A Theology of Liberation by Gustavo Gutierrez which I find so totally absorbing and powerful along with Rowan Williams' Lost Icons: Reflections on Bereavement, which discusses those aspects of contemporary culture which have been lost, such as friendship, childhood and the sense of the community.
The theology of liberation that came out of Latin America and other places in the Third World helped to transform Christianity in North America and converted many of us from individualistic faith to spiritually based solidarity with the poor.