Liberation Theology

If you have ever heard the term “liberation theology” in conversation but were too embarrassed to ask what it meant or maybe you are already acquainted with the term but you would like a relatively terse description of it, then look no further. In this 10 page paper, you will learn the methodology of one of the movement’s favorite sons, Gustavo GutiĆ©rrez.

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Liberation Theology

Chester Delagneau

4 Responses to “Liberation Theology”

  • Visionaryphilosopher says:

    Hello and thank you for posting your 10-page paper on Liberation theology. I had a question come up that I was hoping that you might have time to answer. It is Mark 10:18 through 22 and the main part of it is where Jesus says one thing thou lackest go thy way, sell whatever thou Hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come, take up the cross, and follow me. I was wondering how that relates to modern-day Christians living in the year 2017 thank you very much for your time

    • Chester Delagneau says:

      Thanks for your inquiry. Jesus is talking specifically not only to a rich man, but a rich man who is also religious. He thinks that by being religious (keeping the law) he will enter the kingdom of heaven, but what he lacks is true humility and compassion for those who need his money. This is true for us today. Religious deeds are worthless if they are not accompanied by humility and love.

  • Sari says:

    Such a compelling and intriguing look at liberation theology. I was particularly interested in the section on soteriology: does the “universal salvation” idea mean that a person does not have to specifically invite Jesus to reign in one’s heart to be saved?

    On another note, reading about Gutierrez’s ideas made me think of Pope Francis. Do you see a link between the two?

    • Chester Delagneau says:

      Hi Sari. Thanks for chiming in. Yes, your observation of “universal salvation” being universal to all people, whether or not they believe in Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior, is spot on! Also, I do see a connection between liberation theology and Pope Francis, although I don’t know if he would call himself a liberation theologian, per se. If you find out anymore about this link, I’d be curious to know what you’ve researched.


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