Liberation Theology

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Liberation Theology is a type of Christian theology which focuses on the interpretation of Jesus Christ as a spiritual revolutionary figure. This view rejects the traditional practice of servitude to the state and religious institutional hierarchy, and views faith as a catalyst of revolution and empowerment, as well as justification of rebellion against secular as well as seminal hierarchy. It was created by the Communists in the Soviet Union to take down the church from within.[1]

Liberation Theology was supposedly founded by Gustavo Gutiérrez, a Dominican priest and Peruvian theologian. It was influential in the Roman Catholic church in Latin America during the 1970s and 80s but attracted the condemnation of Pope John Paul II.