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Liberation Theology

Liberation theology is a movement in Roman Catholic theology that aims to liberate people from unjust economic, political, or social contexts. In doing so, it primarily interprets the teachings of Christianity in relation to suffering. Christian faith is interpreted through the experiences of the poor (especially suffering) and their struggles to attain their strategic goals and aims. Its critique of society, religious institutions, and Christianity is done through the eyes of the disenfranchised, and although often referred to pejoratively as Christianized Marxism, it shares many things in common with Marxist and socialist thoughts. It arose from the view that the existing theological tradition was no longer capable of addressing the entirely new theological and spiritual orientation needed from the scripture and tradition of the church ...

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