liberation theology

noun
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of liberation theology

: a religious movement especially among Roman Catholic clergy in Latin America that combines political philosophy usually of a Marxist orientation with a theology of salvation as liberation from injustice

liberation theologian

noun

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1970

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