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