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

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

by Christian Smith
     
 

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.See more details below

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226764108
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Edition description:
1
Pages:
314
Sales rank:
1,424,998
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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