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Shawn Varghese Dr. Molnar Theology 1050C The praxis approach of liberation theology, the third method of asking theological questions focuses on how questions on theology arise out of the struggle for human freedom and justice. Migliore’s position on the praxis approach is not absolute. On one side, he says that this method focuses completely on one principle of Christianity and in essence ignores the rest. “It would, of course, be a mistake for theology to take up one of these tasks and totally reject the other.” (Migliore, 19) But arguing on the opposite end, Migliore states that this type of theology brings to focus the much forgotten questions of the poor and those of low social standards. “Yet it is equally true that theology has for too long ignored the questions raised by the weak and powerless of the earth.” (Migliore, 19) Migliore contends that while the praxis approach cannot be singled out as the best
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Unformatted text preview: method of asking theological questions, the questions that appear come from a different perspective leading us to understand more about Christianity. Migliore says that the praxis approach has its contributions to theology, but chooses to follow Karl Barth’s Christocentric theology. This theology basically says how the church should test itself by looking at the life of Christ as seen through the bible. This method focuses on Christ and searches for truth by looking through His life. The quote by Paul F. Knitter on the liberation theology states “liberation Christology allows, even requires, that Christians recognize the possibility of other liberators or saviors, other incarnations”. This effectively neutralizes Barth’s method of theology, illustrating why Barth would disagree with the praxis approach....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course THE 71621 taught by Professor Molnar during the Spring '08 term at St. Johns Duplicate.

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