Liberation theology is widely referred to in discussions of politics and religion but not always adequately understood. This Companion offers an introduction to the history and characteristics of liberation theology in its various forms in different parts of the world. Through a sequence of eleven chapters readers are given a comprehensive description and evaluation of the different facets of this important theological and social movement, and there is a clear Introduction. The book will be of interest to students of theology as well as to sociologists, political theorists and historians.
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