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Liberation Theology in the Twenty-First Century

Kwok Pui-lan

in Opting for the Margins

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780195161199
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835201 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019516119X.003.0004

Series: AAR Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion Series

 Liberation Theology in the Twenty-First Century

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This essay explores three issues that will influence liberation theology in the twenty-first century. The first section focuses on the relation between postmodernity and liberation theology and explores the extent to which the preferential option for the poor is still viable in postmodernity. The second section explores the implications for the study of religion of the fact that many of the world’s poor are non-Christians. The last section challenges patriarchy and heterosexuality in liberation theology and shows why gender and sexuality must be fully integrated into liberation discourse.

Keywords: gender; heterosexuality; liberation; patriarchy; postmodernity; preferential option; sexuality

Chapter.  7796 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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