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Liberation Theology

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Since the 1960s, when the Second Vatican Council set in motion a chain of reforms that would transform Roman Catholicism, theologies of liberation have risen from the socioeconomic margins to claim a central place as a globally disseminated complex of progressive religious movements and epistemologies. Gestated in a revolutionary crucible fired by the ideological claims of third world decolonization, liberation theologies opened public space for deep revisionings of Catholic identity and polity, in movements that touched and ...

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