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Cruz CorralTHST 1060-01September 25th, 2015Fall 2015Analysis paper #4Gustavo Gutierrez believes there is an outrageous condition unwelcoming to human self-respect conflicting to the will of god. He speaks positive about measures to prevent poverty frombecoming recognized by the people of god. The third meaning states “Poverty as a commitment of solidarity and protest”. If material poverty is evil, then voluntary poverty is not good. The church has to make itself poor and reject poverty in order to protest against it. This is called spiritual poverty, where the church can have access to humankind and history to the future promised by god. According to Cone, Christian theology is the rational study of the being of God in the world in light of the existential situation of an oppressed community relating liberation to gospel (Jesus Christ). Theology ceases to theology when if fails to arise out of the community of the oppressed. One example is where God elects Israel to be God’s people. The election reveals that