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Liberation Theology

  Liberation theology is a movement mainly found in a Roman Catholic context. It developed in the late 1960s and seeks to interpret the Christian faith from the perspective of the poor and oppressed, suffering post-colonial deprivation. The Brazilians Leonardo and Clodovis Boff, for example, speak of a ‘chemical reaction’: faith + oppression = liberation theology. Gustavo Guttierez talks of ‘commitment to the poor, the “non-person”’. Since the 1970s the movement has spread into an African context of racism and apartheid, into black theology, gay theology and so on. EMJ

Further reading L. and , C. Boff, Liberation Theology.



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