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Liberation: Movements and Theology (1960–1970)

  • Donna Maria MosesEmail author
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Abstract

A new paradigm emerged that envisioned the mission of Jesus of Christ as working to bring about the liberation of the oppressed, but the rallying cry of liberation was used deceptively both by Communists and Capitalists to further their own political agendas. Violence escalated worldwide as liberationists resorted to armed conflict in order to defend themselves and fight for systemic change. In some places liberation theology became so enmeshed with Marxism it was virtually indistinguishable. Disenfranchised people of all cultures and nations forged new ways of combining their strengths to overthrow corruption while people at the top joined together to defend the structures of power that were eroding out from under them.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dominican Sisters of Mission San JoseMission San JoseUSA

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