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Liberation Theology
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1. Origin and Development

The seeds of liberation theology were sown on Latin American soil in the early 1960s. Young Catholic and Protestant theologians reflected on the people’s life of faith within the context of the people’s resistance to oppressive living and working conditions. Shortly after the birth of liberation theology in 1968, similar types of theologies arose in other regions of the world, from North America (black liberation theol…

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Schubeck S.J., Thomas L., “Liberation Theology”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_L296>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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