RELG 270 - Liberation Theology

RELG 270 - Liberation Theology - RELG 270 Liberation...

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RELG 270 Liberation Theology Liberation Theology - a preferential option for the poor Grounded in the Scriptures o Luke 1:51-53, Leviticus 25:35-38, Acts 4:32-35, 2:42-47, Isaiah 61:1-2, James 5:1-6, Ephesians 6:12 Distaste for the rich Model For Nature o Promotes a sense of connectedness of all life o Rejects anthropocentrism o Promotes and recognizes the importance of communities and diversity as values for humans and nature o Recognizes inherent (not just instrumental) value of life forms Demands respect for every creature o Liberates both the oppressed (to whom Jesus ministered) and the oppressor o Believes that God is concerned for species Sallie McFague Metaphorical theology o A figure of speech in which two things are compared, usually by saying one thing is anther. .. o A nonsense quality about metaphors o Metaphors should have application, otherwise we should revise them o A good metaphor should be consistent with what we know about the world (through science?) o
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