Liberation Theology: a Bibliography

For those of you who might want to learn more about a topic, I am going to start compiling a list of “works consulted” for each of my series (and maybe single episodes, too). Note: this list is not comprehensive. It only lists the works I leaned on most heavily in doing the pod. Cheers!

Works Consulted


Christian Smith, The Emergence of Liberation Theology (1991)

The Cambridge Companion to Liberation Theology (2013)

John Frederick Schwaller, The History of the Catholic Church in Latin America (2011)

Gerd Rainer-Horn, Western European Liberation Theology: the First Wave, 1924-1959 (2008)

David Tombs, Latin American Liberation Theology (2002)

Teresa A. Meade, A History of Modern Latin America, 1800-Present (2016)

Christopher Andrew, The World Was Going Our Way: the KGB and the Battle for the Third World (2006)

Gustavo Gutierrez, A Theology of Liberation (1973)

Enrique Dussel, History and the Theology of Liberation (1976)

Leonardo and Clodovis Boff, Introducing Liberation Theology (1987)

Alfred Hennelly, ed., Liberation Theology: a Documentary History (1990)

New Catholic Encyclopedia (2003)


Aidan Nichols, “The Rise and Fall of Liberation Theology? An Evaluative Chronicle,” New Blackfriars (1991)

Nancy Bedford, “Whatever Happened to Liberation Theology?” Christian Century (1999)

Edward A. Lynch, “The Retreat of Liberation Theology,” Homiletic and Pastoral Review (1994)

Carol Ann Drogus, “The Rise and Decline of Liberation Theology,” Comparative Politics (1995)

Paul Sigmund, “Liberation Theology: an Historical Evaluation,”  Wilson Center Working Papers (1986)

Juan Carlos Scannone, “Pope Francis and the Theology of the People,” Theological Studies (2016)

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, “Instruction on Certain Aspects of Liberation Theology,” (1984)

———“On Christian Freedom and Liberation” (1986)

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