Some pointers from Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez (paraphrased from A Theology of Liberation): 1) Your duty is to denounce social sin – the systems that oppress and alienate people. 2) Don’t make general statements. Take positions on specific events. 3) Practice kenotic love. Being a true human being requires denying yourself some luxuries as a demonstration […]
Although not rejecting all aspects of the above models, Gutierrez considers them insufficient, having dichotomized the activity of the faith community. He instead suggests that “the building of a just society…the process of liberation is…a salvific work.”
These relationships and dimensions of liberation are all spiritual insofar as “to know God is to do justice,” a prominent understanding of the Hebrew prophets and Jesus of Nazareth.
Created by Phil Wilmot (mistakes are mine), but derived from Gustavo Gutierrez’s work on Liberation Theology
What if development, as we knew it, was inherently bad? I have not written on this blog for quite awhile, because I was reading. It was the first book I have read since college, and it was a dense, long-winded one: Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez’s “A Theology of Liberation.” Gutierrez’s basic argument is that truly Christian […]
“What do you do?” is typically the second question anybody asks you, if you are over the age of 20. We are socialized to formulate a response relating to our professional career, workplace position title, or place of employment, which are usually indicative of our socio-economic status. We have allowed what we do from 9 […]