Liberative Hermeneutics - Key Terminology

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Conscientisation
The process by which the oppressed come to see themselves as subjects not objects, human persons not slaves.
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Paradigm
A conceptual model or framework of what something ought to be.
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Idolatry
In theological terms is the worship of material things treating them to be greater than God. In general terms it can also mean an unhealthy reliance on material things.
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The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7)
A collection of Jesus' teaching on the relationship of the Jewish written law (the Torah) and his own interpretation. He calls on his followers to "be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect " (5:48).
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The Magnificat
Or Mary's Song (Luke 1:46-55) is a popular song in many Christian traditions.
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Utopia
Can mean "no place" (an imaginary perfect world) or a "good place". Because of its ambiguity Boff prefers the term "topia" to refer to this world transformed.
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The Zealots
Made up of a number of 1st Century Jewish movements who were looking for God to act to renew Israel by ridding her of her enemies and establishing God's kingdom on earth.
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A conceptual model or framework of what something ought to be.

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In theological terms is the worship of material things treating them to be greater than God. In general terms it can also mean an unhealthy reliance on material things.

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A collection of Jesus' teaching on the relationship of the Jewish written law (the Torah) and his own interpretation. He calls on his followers to "be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect " (5:48).

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Or Mary's Song (Luke 1:46-55) is a popular song in many Christian traditions.

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