Hristian Smith, The Emergence of Libertation

Christians Smith, The emergences of liberations Theology

Trace the historical Trajectory of liberation theology, from its early foundation to CELAM IV (Puebla, 1979), Through the analytical lens of political opportunity, organizational strength, and insurgent consciousness. How did these three variables combine at various historical junctures to either bolster or undermine the strength of liberation theology movement? You should be able to identify relative peaks and valleys in the strength and expansion of liberation theology, and explain them. In other words, as a movement, why did liberation theology expand and become powerful in Latin America when it did? When and why did its relative strength wane ?

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