Liberation Theology: Latin America

M. Daniel Carroll R.

in The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

Published in print July 2001 | ISBN: 9780198601180
Published online April 2009 |
 Liberation Theology: Latin America

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This chapter discusses Latin American liberation theology. Latin American liberation theology conceives of its primary responsibility as doing theology from a lived experience with the poor in solidarity with their struggle for a life free from oppression. It is argued that the manner of doing theology in the Latin American context has profound implications for the study of scripture. This perspective claims to be an epistemological break from other Western theologizing, which has ignored oppression in the text and in life itself.

Keywords: Bible study; poor; oppression; hermeneutics; scripture

Chapter.  4508 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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