A Concise History of Liberation Theology
, by Leonardo and Clodovis Boff.
From the book Introducing Liberation Theology published by Orbis Books.

2010 Current Topics: Migrants: illegals or God’s ambassadors?
Dean Brackley article in National Catholic Reporter

May 2008 article “A Fiery Theology Under Fire”
Michael Powell article in The New York Times

April 2008 What is Liberation Theology?
Tony Campolo article in Washington Post, responding to Rev. Wright issue.

James Cone Explains Black Liberation Theology (streaming audio 13 min)

Perspectives on Liberation Theology — A Document Collection
compiled by C. John Yu.  Includes Chronology.

www.ServiciosKoinonia.org  [Spanish language site] Recursos de teología de la liberación, espiritualidad de la liberación, servicio bíblico latinoamericano, calendario bíblico litúrgico, Martirologio Latinoamericano, Monseñor Romero, Pedro Casaldáliga, Leonardo Boff, Maximino Cerezo, biblioteca, Revista Electrónica Latinoamericana de Teología, Libros digitales gratuitos, Agenda Latinoamericana, Cursos de Teología Popular.

Remembering the Poor: An interview with Gustavo Gutiérrez
Interview by Daniel Harnett, SJ, in America Magazine, February 3, 2003

More books and articles by and about Gustavo Gutiérrez

Jon Sobrino and the Vatican judgment [against him]
by Andrew Hamilton

Reflections on the Sobrino Notification
by Michael O’Sullivan, SJ

Christian Revolution in Latin America: The Changing Face of Liberation Theology  By Ron Rhoads, from the Christian Research Journal, Winter 1991.


Archbishop Oscar Romero’s Last Sermon  expresses a prophetic call to the soldiers of the Salvadoran army to follow a higher law than the power of the State, which was commanding them to kill their brothers and sisters.

Seven Sermons of Oscar Romero for Lent

Who was Oscar Romero? Read about how Romero became convinced to take up the cause of poor Salvadorans in this short biography.

¡Romero vive! In his March 2009 Margin Notes column, Kevin Clarke reflects on the meaning of the Salvadoran election 29 years after the death of Romero.

Romero Revisited: El Salvador 30 years later See El Salvador in 1985 and 2009 through the lens of Tom Hocker’s camera.

News: Salvadoran bishops to write Vatican to support Romero’s sainthood (February 8, 2010)

Do you hear the cry of the poor? “The greatest works of liberation theology are not written, they’re lived in people such as Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador,” says Michael Lee, a theology professor at Fordham University. Learn more about liberation theology in this interview with Lee.

more resources about the life and work of  Archbishop Oscar Romero

The Rev. Martin Luther King’s 1967 speech at the Riverside Church at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned, in which he explained the necessity of speaking out forcefully against the Vietnam war. (Link includes both text and streaming audio of Dr. King speaking.)

The Future of Liberation Theology  By Daniel H. Levine, from the Journal of the International Institute at the University of Michigan.

Cristianisme i Justícia [library of articles in English] “is a Center of Studies promoted by the Society of Jesus in Catalonia which brings together a team of laymen and Jesuits. All the members are specialists in several human and social sciences, as well as in theology and are concerned about the practice of justice, not only at a local level but at the international one too.” Other languages: Castellano    Catala

Theologies: Liberation vs Submission  By Jean-Pierre Cloutier, from The Haiti Times, Spring 1987.

Special Reports from the Ignacio Martín-Baró Fund  documenting the creative work in the fields of human rights and mental health of an extended web of individuals and organizations.

Liberation Theology and Social Justice  By Matthew L. Lamb,  from Process Studies, pp. 102-122, Vol. 14, Number 2, Summer, 1985. In this lecture the author outlines the major social justice issues to which various forms of liberation theology are responding. Then he analyzes, in historical and philoshopical contexts, how liberation theology seeks open new possiblities that go beyond the dead-ends of classical sacralism (the theological justification of oppression by religious elites), and of modern secularism (the dehumanization of people and the extermination of the environment by technocratic elites).

Liberation Psychology: Learning From Latin America
Mark Burton, Manchester Learning Disability Partnership  2002

Liberation Theology: Religious Response to Social Problems — A Survey
By Marian Hillar, from the Center for Socinian Studies web site.

Notes on the Development of Catholic Social Teaching
By Fr. William Ryan sj.  A lecture given at the Coady International Institute of St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Reflects on more than a century of efforts by the Church to address social problems such as mass unemployment, starvation wages or political oppression, that are not the result of an individual’s personal transgressions. Many strands of Liberation theology can be understood as direct continuations of these efforts.

Does God Require Violence?  A sermon delivered by Rev. Ama Zenya on Easter Sunday, 2006, outside the gates of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratories, a nuclear weapons design facility approximately forty miles east of Oakland, California. 

Wikipedia Overview of Liberation Theology
The Open Directory index page for liberation theology






The following articles list mirrors a page of the Theology Library at Spring Hill College.  

A Buddhist Critique of, and Learning from, Christian Liberation Theology John Makransky

I Am Black and Beautiful: An Examiniaton of the Black Coptic Church as the Manifestation of Liberation Theology Leonard McKinnis

Feminist Exegesis as Liberation Project, Cultural Critique and Cultural Memory Work Jorunn Økland

Liberation: Challenges to Modern Orthodox Theology from the Contextual Theologies Peter C. Bouteneff

The Relevance of Liberation Theology Martin Maier SJ

Liberated Church – Liberated Culture Stephan U. Neumann

Forty Years of Liberation Theology: Revisiting Praxis Katarzyna Kasiarz and Edmund Chia

Re-Visiting Liberation Theology in a Neo-Liberal World Antony Kalliath
Re-Visiting Liberation Theology in a Neo-Liberal World Part 2
Re-Visiting Liberation Theology in a Neo-Liberal World Part 3

Comment on the Reprimand of the Salvadorian Liberation Theologian Jon Sobrino SJ Christoph Albrecht SJ

Jon Sobrino and the Theology of Liberation Aloysius Pieris, SJ

Boff, Speaking to the Nonbeliever and Nonperson Catherine M. Punsalan-Manlimos

A Return to the Foundations of the Critically Oriented Theologies of Liberation Manuel Mejido Costoya

A Reconstruction of the Theologies of Liberation: The Lacanian Corrective to the Ellacurian Synthesis Manuel Mejido Costoya

Complex and Alive: Recent Developments of the Theology of Liberation Stefan Silber

Theology of Liberation in The Dialogue of Religions: A New Development in Latin America Stefan Silber

Theology of Liberation in the Dialogue between Religions: A New Development in Latin America Stefan Silber

An Overview of Liberation Theology in Orthodox Russia Alexander I. Negrov

Is There a Paradigm Shift in Liberation Theology? Jose Maria Vigil, C.M.F.

Karl Rahner and Liberation Theology Jon Sobrino

Liberation Theology in a Postmarxist Era: The Philippine Context Kathleen Nadeau

After the End of History: Latin American Liberation Theology in the Wake of Capitalism’s Triumph Daniel M. Bell, Jr

Teaching and Practice: Experiential Education and the Transformation of Liberation Theology Charles R. Strain

Liberation for Communion in the Soteriology of Gustavo Gutierrez Joyce Murray

Liberation Theology: Practice of a People Hungering for Human Dignity Ana Maria Pineda

Liberation Theology and Economics: Like Oil and Water? Michael S. Johnson

Is There a Change of Paradigm in Liberation Theology? José María Vigil

What Remains To Be Done in Liberation Theology Francisco Chamberlain, SJ

The Future of Liberation Theology Daniel H. Levine

Ethics and Liberation Theology Thomas L. Schubeck

Future of Liberation Theology is Down Road to Ecumenism Rosemary Radford Ruether

New Voices, Visions Opening Up Liberation Theology Rosemary Radford Ruther

Church of the Poor: The Ecclesiology of Gustavo Gutierrez James B. Nickoloff

From Wasteland to Promised Land: Liberation Theology for a Post-Marxist World Robert V. Andelson and James M. Dawsey

The Problem of Socialism in Liberation Theology Peter Burns

The Bible and Liberation: Friend or Foe? Some Issues in Feminist and Liberation Theology Catherine Ogle

Liberative Elements in Pure Land Buddhism Jan Van Bragt

Liberative Elements in Thervada Buddhism in Thailand Today Seri Phongphit

Liberative Elements in Christian Salvation Shim Sang-tae

Zen and Minjung Liberation Keel Hee-Sung

Three Central American Writers of Liberation Mario A. Rojas

Liberation Philosophy and Theology and Peace in Latin America Eulalio Baltazar

A Concise History of Liberation Theology Leonardo and Clodovis Boff

The Basic Question: How to Be Christians in a World of Destitution Leonardo Boff and Clodovis Boff

Religious Themes in Liberation Theology Roger Haight

Liberation and Inculturation: Two Streams of Doing Theology with Asian Resources Kim Sung-Hae

Political and Liberation Theology I Paul Lakeland
Political and Liberation Theology II Paul Lakeland

Liberation Theology and Social Justice Matthew L. Lamb

The Spirituality of Liberation Segundo Galilea

Missiology II: Liberation Theology John Ball

Prophetic-Critical and Practical-Strategic Tasks of Theology: Habermas and Liberation Theology Joseph Kroger

Liberation Theology and the Social Gospel: Variations on a Theme T. Howland Sanks

Liberation Theology III Joseph Laishley

Liberation Ecclesiology: Praxis, Theory, Praxis T. Howland Sanks and Brian H. Smith

The Challenge of Juan Luis Segundo Alfred T. Hennelly

Liberation Theology I Joseph Laishley

Liberation Theology II Joseph Laishley

The Man of War and the Suffering Servant, the Old Testament and the Theology of Liberation J. E. Goldingay, B.A.

Latin American Liberation Theology Phillip E. Berryman

Notes For a Liberation Theology Gustavo Gutiérrez

Liberation Theology and Land Reform

The John Yu Liberation Theology Document Collection

Gustavo Gutierrez & Liberation Theology Bibliography compiled by the late William Harmless, S.J. and part of his Bibliographies for Theology project.



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