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Liberation Theology, Economic Inequality, and Social Justice

Liberation Theology, Economic Inequality, and Social Justice

Author: Lee Gilmore

This lesson discusses the origin and growth of liberation theology, which aims to use religion as the basis for social action in combatting the perceived evils of economic and social inequality.

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Terms to Know
Liberation Theology

A movement within Roman Catholicism, in which Jesus' teachings are held to demand, or at least strongly incline one toward, social action of a fairly particular sort.

Redistribution of Wealth

The taking of wealth, usually in the form of money, from one party to another, generally in the form of taxation of land redistribution.

Social Justice

The belief that groups should be held to the same standards of justice as individuals, especially with respect to economic and social inequality.