Liberation Theology

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  • Liberation theology
    • Catholic church in Latin America
    • Factors
      • growing rural poverty
      • Growth of urban slums
      • Humans right abuse following military take overs
      • Growing commitment among priets to an ideology that supported the poor
    • Set out to change society
      • Helping poor to establish support groups
      • Fighting oppression
      • Developing literacy programs, educating the poor about their situation
    • Sociologists
      • Casanova - LT played an important part in resisting terror and bringing democracy
      • Moduro - Religion can be a revolutionary force that brings about change
      • Lowy - Questions Marx view that religion always legitimates social ineqality


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