An analysis of the liberation theology in a theology of liberation by gustavo gutierrez

Basis[ edit ] Christian communists hold the biblical verse Acts 4: No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. And Gods grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them.

An analysis of the liberation theology in a theology of liberation by gustavo gutierrez

Meister Eckhardt once wrote: And Ignatius Loyola in the preamble to his spiritual exercises wrote: All the good things in this world belong to us, but the glory belongs to God. The way we make sure that the glory goes to God, Ignatius pointed out, was by a continuous spirit of gratitude.

I am aware that the Holy Spirit has been with me always over the past 84 years. I would like to reflect with you on some dramatic moments in my life and ministry when the action of the Holy Spirit was palpable and express my debt of gratitude.

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I hope that you will search for parallel moments in your life. One of those special gifts of the Holy Spirit over the past few weeks was reading the memoirs of Archbishop Weakland: A Pilgrim in a Pilgrim Church, an extraordinary book by a gay member of the hierarchy which throws incredible hope-filled light on the future of the church.

I emailed Archbishop Weakland and asked him if he had a message for this audience. Rembert wrote to me that his message would be simple: Cast out into the deep!

The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. The first moment I want to recall goes back 65 years. My infantry unit managed to cross the border.

The German army counterattacked. My unit found itself surrounded by German tanks.

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I remember taking off my T-shirt to signal my surrender. A German soldier was assigned to march me back to a prisoner collection point. I was certain that the guard intended to shoot me. As we walked down a country lane we came upon a roadside shrine with a crucifix.

I signaled the guard that I wanted to say a prayer.


As he leaned on his rifle and smoked one of my Camel cigarettes, I knelt to pray. I remember making an act of contrition. Lord I am only 18; I am too young to die!

Well, here I am at 84 still in decent health, so that prayer was certainly answered. The next event occurred while I was a kriegsgefangenen prisoner of war.

The Germans starved the American prisoners. I went down to 90 lbs. One day we were sent out to a farm to chop wood where the SS were raising mink. A slave laborer from eastern Europe was mixing a mash of vegetables for the animals.

An analysis of the liberation theology in a theology of liberation by gustavo gutierrez

I could not take my eyes off the food. The guard would have killed him if he saw him feed a prisoner.NOTES FOR A THEOLOGY OF LIBERATION GUSTAVO GUTIÉRREMZ.

Lima, Peru THEOLOGY OF LIBERATION reflection on it. Theology should find the Spirit present in it, inspiring the actions of the Christian community. The life of the Church will be for it a locus theologicus.

Swathwood, Todd Cameron Jr "Gustavo Gutiérez – Liberation Theology & Marxism"The Kabod1, no. 2 (): Article 3. Accessed Accessed [Month x, xxxx].Liberty University Digital Commons. Liberation theology is a synthesis of Christian theology and Marxist socio-economic analyses that emphasizes social concern for the poor and the political liberation for oppressed peoples.

In the s and the s, liberation theology was the political praxis of Latin American theologians, such as Gustavo Gutiérrez of Peru, Leonardo . Faith and Reason. Traditionally, faith and reason have each been considered to be sources of justification for religious belief.

Because both can purportedly serve this same epistemic function, it has been a matter of much interest to philosophers and theologians how the two are related and thus how the rational agent should treat claims derived from either source. An Immigration of Theology: Theology of Context as the Theological Method of Virgilio Elizondo and Gustavo Gutiérrez [Simon C.

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