The Emergence Of Liberation Theology: Radical Religion and Social Movement Theory

Paperback | August 27, 1991

byChristian Smith

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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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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.

Format:PaperbackDimensions:314 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:August 27, 1991Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226764109

ISBN - 13:9780226764108

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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