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The Politics of Latin American liberation theology

the challenge to U.S. public policy

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Published by Washington Institute Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Latin America
    • Subjects:
    • Liberation theology.,
    • United States -- Economic policy -- 1981-1993.,
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- Latin America.,
    • Latin America -- Foreign relations -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesLiberation theology.
      Statementforeword by Dave Durenburger ; edited by Richard L. Rubenstein and John K. Roth.
      ContributionsRubenstein, Richard L., Roth, John K.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBT83.57 .P643 1988
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxi, 360 p. ;
      Number of Pages360
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2040663M
      ISBN 100887020399, 0887020402
      LC Control Number88017260

      Liberation theology is a synthesis of Christian theology and socio-economic analyses, based in far-left politics, particularly Marxism, that emphasizes “social concern for the poor and political liberation for oppressed peoples.” In the s and the s, liberation theology was the political praxis of Latin American theologians, such as Gustavo Gutiérrez, Leonardo Boff, Juan Luis. Consistently emphasizing the concept of the preferential option of the poor as the theocentric demand of Christian thought and practice, Maria Clara Bingemer provides an accessible and concise introduction to liberation theology in Latin America in Latin American Theology: Roots and she frequently draws upon the works of Leonardo Boff, Gustavo Gutiérrez, and Jon Sobrino.

      Theology in Latin America has been vulnerable to the political and economic agendas of Latin American government. The thesis of this paper is that Latin American theology has aligned itself to either the Marxist or neoliberal capitalist political and economical ideologies of the past fifty years, and as such has lost its orthodox biblical. With the emergence of liberation theology in the s, Latin American theology made a bold entrance on the world scene. The immediate roots of this theology were in the efforts of the Latin American bishops at the Medellin Conference in to reflect on the implications of the Second Vatican Council for a continent marked by poverty and social injustice.

        “I recently glanced through Gutiérrez's book, A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, and Salvation, and I had the feeling that it was written at . This is the credo and seminal text of the movement which was later characterized as liberation theology. The book burst upon the scene in the early seventies, and was swiftly acknowledged as a pioneering and prophetic approach to theology which famously made an option for the poor, placing the exploited, the alienated, and the economically wretched at the centre of a progr/5.


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Public Policy Hardcover – January 1, by Richard L. Rubenstein (Editor), John K. Roth (Editor) › Visit Amazon's John K Author: John K. Roth. Bibliography: p. The Politics of Latin American liberation theology: the challenge to U.S.

public policyPages: The Politics of Latin American Liberation Theology: the Challenge to U.S. Public Policy. Washington, D.C.: Washington Institute, This article discusses the rise of liberation theology, discussing the history of the movement, the environment in which it formed and the critics to the movement.

The liberation theology movement gained strength in Latin America during the s. Because of their insistence that ministry should include involvement in the political struggle of the poor against wealthy elites, liberation theologians were often criticized—both formally, from within the Roman Catholic Church, and informally—as naive purveyors of Marxism and advocates of leftist social.

“Liberation theology” was the name given to a species of theology that emerged in late s and early s Latin America. It called for a radical reassessment of theology, pastoral works, and the Catholic Church itself.

Intended to sketch ideas later developed in a second volume entitled Ethics and the Theology of Liberation, the text gives a wide-ranging account, focused on the history of the church and its role in Latin America, with the overarching goal of elaborating a distinctly Latin American Theology, centered around a liberatory : 20th-century philosophy.

This article examines the nature and impact of liberation theology in Latin America and considers prospects for the future. Liberation theology's fundamental ideas are explored, and the reasons for its emergence and appeal are considered in by:   In his electrifying and seminal book, ''A Theology of Liberation,'' Father Gutierrez writes that ''among more alert groups today, what we have called a new awareness of Latin American.

The development of liberation theology: continuity or change. / Paul E. Sigmund -- Liberation theology and the crisis of western society / Marc H. Ellis -- Liberation theology and the interpretation of political violence / Frederick Sontag -- Liberation theology, Latin America, and third world development / Roland Robertson -- Myths and realities of liberation theology: the case of basic.

Politics, Theology The Study of Liberation Theology in Latin​ America Posted by Edwin J PerezonAug The Gospel of liberation, as it can be termed, originated in Latin America during a series of meetings in the ’s at the Second Vatican Council that focused on church unity and renewal.

Get this from a library. The political significance of Latin-American liberation theology. [Richard L Rubenstein; Washington Institute for Values in Public Policy.]. "The book answers the charge that Liberation Theology is essentially Marxist by indicating to the reader that the use of Marxism is something minor in comparison to a Biblical reading and interpretation in the light of contemporary social and political by:   The primary architect of liberation theology in the Latin-American and Catholic context is Gustavo Gutiérrez.

A Catholic priest who grew up in grinding poverty in Peru, Gutiérrez employed Marx’s critiques of ideology, class, and capitalism as part of his theological analysis of how Christianity should be used to make people’s lives better here and now rather than simply offer them hope.

Liberation theology has been generally understood to be a marriage of Marxism and Christianity. What has not been understood is that it was not the product of. LIBERATION THEOLOGY Liberation theology is widely referred to in discussions of politics and religion but not always adequately understood.

This Companion offers an introduc-tion to the history and characteristics of liberation theology in its various forms in different parts of the world.

Authors from four continents examine the. Looking at the two most important Catholic lay movements, Liberation Theology and Christian Democracy, Lynch uses Nicaragua and Venezuela as case studies of how religious philosophy has fared when vested with political power.

This timely study describes the motivations driving many important political by: 8. A theology of liberation: history, politics, and salvation, by Gustavo Gutiérrez, edited and translated by Sister Caridad Inda and John Eagleson Practical theology of liberation, by Hugo Assmann Cry of the earth, cry of the poor, by Leonardo Boff, translated by Philip Berryman.

The first volume in this trilogy examined the ecclesiastic setting created by the first generation of Liberation Theologians, and the political challenges and critiques made of this first generation. This second volume picks up from here, examining a changed ecclesial setting and new theological and political challenges for Latin American : Mario I.

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Liberation theology goes back to Latin America in the s and 60s. It was a call to place the locus of church life among the poor and marginalised.

The theology of liberation became quite pervasive in the last half of the twentieth century. To illustrate: Deane W. Ferm’s Contemporary American Theologies 1 contains eight chapters, five of which discuss currently fashionable theological positions.

Of these five, one is “evangelical theology,” one Roman Catholic theology, and three are various forms of liberation theology: Latin. Liberation Theology was an important innovatory movement on the part of the Latin American Church that allowed it to transcend its historical role as a hierarchy-focused, static institution.

Interpreting the teachings of the bible through the lens of the poor and under-privileged in society, Liberation Theology called for the freeing of the.