Emergence of Liberation Theology: Radical Religion and Social Movement Theory / Edition 1

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Overview

Liberation theology is a school of Roman Catholic thought which teaches that a primary duty of the church must be to promote social and economic justice. In this book, Christian Smith explains how and why the liberation theology movement emerged and succeeded when and where it did.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226764108
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1991
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures Acknowledgments Acronyms Introduction
Part One: Understanding the Liberation Theology Movement
1. A Brief History of the Liberation Theology Movement
2. What is Liberation Theology?
3. Theoretical Tools for Analysis
Part Two: The Emergence of a Movement
4. The Historical Context: 1930-1955
5. From the Creation of CELAM to Vatican II: 1955-1965
6. From Vatican II to Medellin: 1965-1968
7. Making Medellín
8. From Medellín to Sucre: 1968-1972
9. From Sucre to Puebla: 1972-1979
10. Liberation Theology since Puebla Conclusion Notes References Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2010

    Excellent read for someone who knows nothing about Liberation Theology

    As a first year seminarian I have learned a great deal reading this book about the liberation theology movement. After reading the first 2 chapters I realized that I didn't know what I thought I knew. This book has helped me remove some of the biases that I once had centered around this topic.

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