2022 begins ith a new series on Liberation Theology, the controversial intellectual and social movement that swept Latin America in the 1960s and 70s. A response to social and cultural upheavals in Latin American societies, Liberation Theology flourished for several decades before declining in influence by the 1990s. This series will chart the rise and fall of the movement, the source and inspiration of its ideas, and the legacies it has left behind for the Church today.
Episode I: Latin America to 1960
In our first episode, we explain the basic premise of Liberation Theology, and give a short historical outline of the Church and its role in Latin America from the independence movements of the early nineteenth century up to the 1960s.
Episode II: Awakenings, 1958-1968
In episode II, we dive into the effect of the Cuban revolution on Latin America, examined the intellectual sources of Liberation Theology, and tell the story of how the movement gained official recognition from the Church in the late 1960s.
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