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Liberation Theology is the sort of thing which might make a true believer out of me. It is a very healthy tonic to the complacent televangelist mega-church Christianity which is getting really suffocating around election season. This little pamphlet, just under 100 pages, is a solid introduction to the tenets, history, and methods of liberation theology - a subset of Christianity which aims primarily at social justice, radical pacifism, and doing good works to empower and liberate the poor. Liberation theology has made significant inroads in Latin America, and aims for redress against systematic oppression which has existed since the time of Pizarro and Cortez. Practice over doctrine. This book also addresses Marxism, making note of its useful terminology and analysis. It is a tool, but not the end. Interesting. Of course, such teachings are unacceptable to Caesar and Pharaoh, and make them tremble. Reagan sent army troops and supported tinpot dictators to slaughter them, and the gilded Vatican condemned their theology. Perhaps more proof of their power and influence, and what good they might do. I wish them all way more than luck.
Review: Introducing Liberation TheologyUser Review - Goodreads
It's been said that Martin Luther King Jr., had kept Howard Thurman's classic, "Jesus and the Disinherited" in his coat pocket to read whenever time was to be found. This would be mine. Don't be ...