Author (Your Name)

Lindsey Grossman, Colby College

Date of Award


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Honors Thesis (Colby Access Only)


Colby College. Religious Studies Dept.


Carleen Mandolfo


This paper outlines the basics of liberation theology (its history and its theory), chapter one, and in chapter two, critiques of this new orientation of faith. Finally in chapter three, suggestions are provided for liberation theology to consider if this movement truly wishes to move past the problematic issues inherent in some of its theology in order to pronounce a true message of hope for the future of our world. Through critical and self-conscious reflection, the issues within liberation theology that exist, hindering its message, can be deconstructed, dissolving divisions and violence, so that peace and justice can truly begin to manifest themselves in reality.


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Liberation Theology, social action, Christianity