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    Theologians describe theology as the study of the nature and science of God. Liberation theology finds that faith is indivisible from impoverished communities, which represents a majority of Latin America. For such a theology, Gustavo Gutierrez points out the important question, “How is it possible to tell the poor, who are forced to live in conditions that embody a denial of love, that God loves them?” By being aware of present situations and questioning the system, showing others love through God’s will, and deferring between human faith and reality, that the significance lays. It also implores the challenge of understanding faith and poverty in Latin America, and illustrates a qualitative approach to salvation through hope. In the 1960’s,…

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    Liberation Theology Thesis

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    Liberation theology has a deep history through Latin America in which it “was born when faith confronted the injustice done to the poor” (Boff & Boff, pg. 3). Liberation Theology is a vital theological perspective for our time. Liberation theology is designed so that the poor can be set free. Liberation means liberation from oppression (Boff & Boff, pg. 24). That means being liberated in societal norms that oppress certain communities. For the purpose of this paper, the oppressed will often be…

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    that intended to diminish the gap between social classes and provide equality economically. The Liberation Theology Movement affirms freeing of social, political, economic maltreatment as an attempt of salvation. Early 1960s, the church was riding a new wave. The churches began to take…

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    Question 1- While traditional theology focused on invigorating faith, liberation theology is intended to promote social justice for marginalized populations and improve the community. In traditional theology, those mainly involved were scholars with academic qualifications who sought abstract and philosophical ideas regarding their faith. By contrast, liberation theology is inclusive of everyone, and all are able to contribute within their own capacity. Rather than allowing select individuals…

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    In Black Theology of Liberation, author, Dwight Hopkins takes his audience on a journey through religious experience and interpretation by examining the overarching concept of what it means to fulfill both identities of being African American and Christian. In doing so, he introduces what he believes the four major building blocks are that construct black theology of liberation: historical context of slavery, unique interpretation of biblical scripture, relation of gospel experiences to African…

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    Immediately to “Black Theology and Black Power”, Cone writes and publishes “A Black Theology of Liberation”. There, he reflects his deep commitment to the black struggle for justice from the perspective of Christian theology, which helps African American to recognize that the gospel of Jesus is not only consistent with their struggle for liberation but has a meaning central to the twentieth century America. “Racism is a disease that perverts human sensitivity and distorts the intellect”. He…

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    Liberation theology is a philosophy that explores the idea of leading life based on a version of Christianity. The branch of Christianity reverts itself back to the basis, on what Christianity was founded on, which is to devote yourself to the lesser fortunate and be kind and friendly to one another. It is also focused on attacking social structures protecting inequality. Liberation theology believes that the only way to be close to god is to stand for social justice and to be active within it,…

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    Liberation theology and Catholic Social Teaching are two very important aspects of Catholicism, and are the basis of which we should live each day. Catholic Social Teaching is rooted in the love of God. God loves us, sent down His only Son, and gave us the Holy Spirit; we are called to use this as a lesson and to love one another as brothers and sisters under God. Catholic Social Teaching is a guide that teaches us and reminds us how to do so. There are seven distinct themes in Catholic Social…

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    to define black theology. Essay “Environmental Racism and Black Theology: James H. Cone Instructs Us on Whiteness,” by Marguerite…

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    Gutiérrez started a movement called liberation theology in which he defines in his book A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, and Salvation as, “The theology of liberation attempts to reflect on the experience and meaning of the faith based on the commitment to abolish injustice and to build a new society” (174). He started a revolution in Latin America in order to give the poor, the ones who suffer, the one who experience injustice, and the needed a way of seen faith as God is always on…

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