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Liberation Theology, Economic Inequality, and Social Justice

Liberation Theology, Economic Inequality, and Social Justice

Author: Lee Gilmore
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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.