liberation theologyliberation theology
a Christian theology incorporating Marxist theory and seeking to liberate people, esp. of the Third World, from economic or political oppression
Origin of liberation theologySpanish teología de la liberación ; from the title of a book (1971) by G. Gutiérrez, Peruvian theologian
A school of theology, especially prevalent in the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America, that finds in the Gospel a call to free people from political, social, and economic oppression.
- liberation theologian