Share this entry

Share this page

liberation theology

Line breaks: lib¦er|ation the|ology

Definition of liberation theology in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A movement in Christian theology, developed mainly by Latin American Roman Catholics, which attempts to address the problems of poverty and social injustice as well as spiritual matters.
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.

Definition of liberation theology in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkəmbərsəm
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…