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I. Dogmatics – II. Ethics

I. Dogmatics

While the term liberty (Lat. libertas) denotes the state or property of being free, liberation describes the process through which liberty or freedom is achieved. Liberation is the conscious praxis of freedom to achieve freedom from oppression (Freire).

In the New Testament, ἐλευθερόω/eleutheróō denotes the process of being set free through the work of Christ from the dominion of sin (V), death (VI), and decay (Rom 6:18, 22; 8:2, 21; John 8:32, 36). Enslavement and …

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Westhelle, Vítor and Rosenau, Hartmut, “Liberation”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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