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The Emergence of Liberation Theology : Radical Religion and Social Movement Theory - Christian Smith

The Emergence of Liberation Theology

Radical Religion and Social Movement Theory

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Published: 1st January 1991
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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.

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments Acronyms
Introduction
Understanding the Liberation Theology Movement
A Brief History of the Liberation Theology Movement
What is Liberation Theology?
Theoretical Tools for Analysis
The Emergence of a Movement
The Historical Context: 1930-1955
From the Creation of CELAM to Vatican II: 1955-1965
From Vatican II to Medellin: 1965-1968
Making Medelliacute;n
From Medelliacute;n to Sucre: 1968-1972
From Sucre to Puebla: 1972-1979
Liberation Theology since Puebla
Conclusion
Notes
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780226764108
ISBN-10: 0226764109
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 314
Published: 1st January 1991
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.45