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The Emergence of Liberation Theology: Radical Religion and Social Movement Theory

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Liberation theology is a school of Roman Catholic thought which teaches that a primary duty of the church must be to promote social and economic justice. In this book, Christian Smith explains how and why the liberation theology movement emerged and succeeded when and where it did.

About the Author

Christian Smith is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Sociology, director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society, and director of the Center for Social Research at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers and Moral, Believing Animals: Human Personhood and Culture.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

Acknowledgments

Acronyms

Introduction

Part One: Understanding the Liberation Theology Movement

1. A Brief History of the Liberation Theology Movement

2. What is Liberation Theology?

3. Theoretical Tools for Analysis

Part Two: The Emergence of a Movement

4. The Historical Context: 1930-1955

5. From the Creation of CELAM to Vatican II: 1955-1965

6. From Vatican II to Medellin: 1965-1968

7. Making Medellandiacute;n

8. From Medellandiacute;n to Sucre: 1968-1972

9. From Sucre to Puebla: 1972-1979

10. Liberation Theology since Puebla

Conclusion

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226764108
Subtitle:
Radical Religion and Social Movement Theory
Author:
Smith, Christian
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Subject:
Church History - Catholic
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Liberation theology
Subject:
Sociology, christian
Subject:
Christianity - History - Catholic
Subject:
Sociology of Religion x
Subject:
SOC039000
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19910827
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 line drawings, 30 tables
Pages:
314
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.5 in

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