Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780226764092 Published August 1991
Paper $27.50 ISBN: 9780226764108 Published August 1991

The Emergence of Liberation Theology

Radical Religion and Social Movement Theory

Christian Smith

The Emergence of Liberation Theology
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Christian Smith

314 pages | 2 line drawings, 30 tables | 6 x 9 | © 1991
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780226764092 Published August 1991
Paper $27.50 ISBN: 9780226764108 Published August 1991
Liberation theology is a school of Roman Catholic thought which teaches that a primary duty of the church must be to promote social and economic justice. In this book, Christian Smith explains how and why the liberation theology movement emerged and succeeded when and where it did.
Contents
List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments
Acronyms
Introduction
Part One: Understanding the Liberation Theology Movement
1. A Brief History of the Liberation Theology Movement
2. What is Liberation Theology?
3. Theoretical Tools for Analysis
Part Two: The Emergence of a Movement
4. The Historical Context: 1930-1955
5. From the Creation of CELAM to Vatican II: 1955-1965
6. From Vatican II to Medellin: 1965-1968
7. Making Medellín
8. From Medellín to Sucre: 1968-1972
9. From Sucre to Puebla: 1972-1979
10. Liberation Theology since Puebla
Conclusion
Notes
References
Index
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