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liberation theology Syllabification: lib·er·a·tion the·ol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌlibəˈrāSHən THēˈäləjē/

Definition of liberation theology in English:


A movement in Christian theology, developed mainly by Latin American Roman Catholics, that emphasizes liberation from social, political, and economic oppression as an anticipation of ultimate salvation.
Example sentences
  • Its political side grew out of the social gospel movement and liberation theology.
  • Latin American feminist liberation theologians emerge as the key link between Latin American liberation theology, on the one hand, and feminist theology, on the other.
  • He repeatedly returns to comparisons with more biblical Protestant traditions, feminist theology, and liberation theology.
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