Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Open Access)
Colby College. Religious Studies Dept.
PREFACE: I would have to cite the five months I spent in Cork, Ireland as the biggest motivating factor behind this paper. I knew next to nothing about Northern Ireland before this period. Soon after my arrival in Cork, however, I became fascinated with the socio-religious anomaly to the north of me. Since I became a religion major at Colby, I have always been interested in liberation theology. As I read about the poverty, injustice and violence that pervades Northern Ireland, I was reminded of the context in which Gustavo Gutierrez, Tissa Balasuriya, and Elsa Tamez write and live. The idea behind my paper, that a properly worded liberation theology could change minds in Northern Ireland, may indeed be nothing more than wishful thinking. If I have gotten nothing else out of this long, tedious process, I have at least expanded my knowledge in both areas.
liberation theology, history of Northern Ireland, British injustices, Catholic and Protestant tensions, Ulster, Unionism
Recommended CitationMoore, David Miles, "'Peace: A Gift of God, A Human Task': Toward a Liberation Theology for Northern Ireland" (1992). Honors Theses. Paper 605.
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