The Anarchist Dimension of Liberation Theology (American University Studies)

The Anarchist Dimension of Liberation Theology (American University Studies) by Linda H. Damico epub pdf fb2

Title: The Anarchist Dimension of Liberation Theology (American University Studies)
Author: Linda H. Damico
ISBN10: 0820404438
ISBN13: 978-0820404431
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing (December 31, 1987)
Language: English
Subcategory: Theology
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The Anarchist Dimension of Liberation Theology (American University Studies) by Linda H. Damico


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While other studies of liberation theology have shown a close connection to Marxism, none have probed its anarchist dimension. This original study reveals that in many of the most prominent themes of Latin American liberation theology there are close parallels to the ideas found in nineteenth-century European anarchism. These themes include an ethical concern with freedom, justice, equality and love; a denunciation of political and economic structures of domination; an emphasis on action; a championing of all oppressed people; a realistic consideration of the issue of violence; and the vision of a future free from servitude. These common concerns, along with historical connections to both religious and secular anarchist sources, show a revolutionary theology deeply indebted to its anarchist roots.