I’ve already tried doing some searches on Liberation Theology, and every other question on CAF ended up getting locked, so please keep responses to this question based upon fact only.
I do not wish to stir up a fight, but I would like to know a few things about Liberation Theology.
What is it exactly? “Liberation Theology” seems like a term that originated around 1950.
It seems based upon social movements originating in Latin America around 1950. What are the movements? Note: I am new to this study, specifically as I have only recently started learning about Saint Oscar Romero. Please forgive me for asking if my question lends offense. I am speaking from a standpoint of ignorance. I am just looking for keywords I can google to learn more.
With respect to Social Justice movements - is Liberation Theology like a “subset” of Social Justice, or it’s guiding principle? Since that seems to be a potentially volatile question - I would like to state it in different terms. Are there Social Justice movements that are altogether different from Liberation Theology? Or have social justice movements always been seen as somehow derived from the more general notion of Liberation Theology?