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  • Liberation theology and Marx
    • what is liberation theology?
      • began in 1964 by young catholic theologian in Brazil
      • practical movement to find the truth of Christianity in poverty
      • led by Jon Sobrino and Gustavo Gutierrez
      • the kingdom of God is something we must work for  - Christians can create it on earth by fighting exploitation and oppression
    • biblical quotes for LT
      • "then the Lord said to Moses 'Go to pharaoh and say to him ... 'Let my people go, so that they may worship me'
      • '... he has filled the hungry with good things, but has sent the rich away empty'
      • 'it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is rich to enter the kingdom of God
    • Marx
      • 'The CommunistManifesto' 'Das Kapital'
      • alienation - humans behind powerlessness - capitalism means the wealthy can control workers
      • class divisions between those who own the surplus and those who don't
    • LT and Marx
      • both seek action to free the poor from oppression and exploitation
        • LT is a Christian theology whereas Marx beloved religion was the 'opium of the people'
      • both believe money/capitalism has caused divides in society


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