Is Liberation Theology Marxist?

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Transformation of society = bringing the Kingdom of God
Liberation Theology Only
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Concerned with sin, including structural sin
Liberation Theology Only
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Religion seen as part of problem
Marxism Only
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Demand justice for the poor now
Both Liberation Theology and Marxism
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Radical understanding of process of production
Both Liberation Theology and Marxism
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Challenge European tendency to create a culture of dependency
Both Liberation Theology and Marxism
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No positive change without conflict
Marxism Only
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Atheist
Marxism Only
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Materialistic
Marxism Only
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Human nature creates social problems
Marxism Only
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Change the infrastructure, not just the super structure
Both Liberation Theology and Marxism
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Dialectic - bringing freedom from oppresion
Both Liberation Theology and Marxism
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History = God's story
Liberation Theology Only
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Revolutionary, violent if necessary
Marxism Only
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Dependent on human effort alone
Marxism Only
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Similar language
Both Liberation Theology and Marxism
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Socio-economic analysis
Both Liberation Theology and Marxism
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Awareness of the class struggle
Both Liberation Theology and Marxism
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Used Marxist terminology as a tool, rather than promoting Marxist ideology
Liberation Theology Only
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Spiritual liberation is important
Liberation Theology Only
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Utopia = with God
Liberation Theology Only
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Final utopian state desired
Both Liberation Theology and Marxism
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Action not just words
Both Liberation Theology and Marxism
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Shift in consciousness
Both Liberation Theology and Marxism
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Concerned with sin, including structural sin

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Marxism Only

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Both Liberation Theology and Marxism

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Both Liberation Theology and Marxism

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