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Liberation Theology: a working definition

Caveat: While there are many so-called  'liberation theologies'-- Womanist theology, Feminist theology, Queer theology, etc.-- this page is primarily focused on Latin American Liberation Theology. Also see our LibGuide on Black Liberation Theology

From Wikipedia:  Liberation theology is a synthesis of Christian theology and socio-economic analyses, that emphasizes "social concern for the poor and political liberation for oppressed peoples."[1] Beginning in the 1960s after the Second Vatican Council, liberation theology became the political praxis of Latin American theologians such as Gustavo GutiérrezLeonardo Boff, and Jesuits Juan Luis Segundo, and Jon Sobrino, who popularized the phrase "preferential option for the poor." 

 

 

Featured Books in Liberation Theology

Latin American Liberation Theology Books at Luther Sem

Bibliographic Resources: journal articles, websites, databases