Liberation Theology

Podcast-style audio & video course - 12 Topics
Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
Fordham University
(2 customer reviews)
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Liberation Theology

Podcast-style audio & video course - 12 Topics
Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
Fordham University
(2 customer reviews)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

Explore one of the most dynamic movements of our time: liberation theology.

In the midst of poverty and oppression, liberation theology emerged in twentieth-century Latin America as a beacon of hope. By thinking about their faith in innovative ways, believers wrestled with these profound social problems. Dramatic in its context and sweeping in its scope, liberation theology continues to offer fascinating ways to engage with issues such as inequality, violence, and ecological concerns.

Now, An Introduction to Liberation Theology gives you the opportunity to understand its context and implications today. When you listen to this superbly taught course, you will explore how to address economic, political, and social liberation with a robust and meaningful faith.

In these 12 lectures, you will explore such questions as: What does it mean to understand Jesus Christ as a liberator? How is sin social as well as personal? How can the Church be of and for the poor? As you encounter the richness that is found in a spirituality of liberation, you will reflect upon the meaning of the gospel and your own

Explore one of the most dynamic movements of our time: liberation theology.

In the midst of poverty and oppression, liberation theology emerged in twentieth-century Latin America as a beacon of hope. By thinking about their faith in innovative ways, believers wrestled with these profound social problems. Dramatic in its context and sweeping in its scope, liberation theology continues to offer fascinating ways to engage with issues such as inequality, violence, and ecological concerns.

Now, An Introduction to Liberation Theology gives you the opportunity to understand its context and implications today. When you listen to this superbly taught course, you will explore how to address economic, political, and social liberation with a robust and meaningful faith.

In these 12 lectures, you will explore such questions as: What does it mean to understand Jesus Christ as a liberator? How is sin social as well as personal? How can the Church be of and for the poor? As you encounter the richness that is found in a spirituality of liberation, you will reflect upon the meaning of the gospel and your own faith, discovering how all believers are called to care for the poor.

Liberation theology prompts questions for all people interested in the pressing social issues of our day. Learn how to live in a world calling for justice, hoping for peace, and needing reconciliation today.

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Dr. Michael E. Lee, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Theology at Fordham University, where he also teaches in the Latin American and Latino Studies Institute. He is an expert on liberation theologies, Christology, and the thought of Ignacio Ellacuría. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a doctorate from the University of Notre Dame, where he studied with Gustavo Gutiérrez, the founder of liberation theology. Dr. Lee is the author of the award-winning Bearing the Weight of Salvation: The Soteriology of Ignacio Ellacuría (Crossroad, 2009), and the editor and translator of Ignacio Ellacuría: Essays on History, Liberation, and Salvation (Orbis Books, 2013). He has also published numerous articles and essays on U.S. Latino theology and on Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador. He has served on the governing board of the Catholic Theological Society of America and as President of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States.
Praise for Michael Lee
“The keen, mature analysis of Michael Lee . . . expounds a complex system of thought with great clarity.”–  Gustavo Gutiérrez, founder of liberation theology, University of Notre Dame
“Michael Lee is clearly the perfect person to guide you through the astonishing life of Blessed Óscar Romero, one of the spiritual giants of our time. Deeply familiar with Romero’s life and times, thoughtful in his appreciation of his spirituality, and blessed with a superb theological mind, Lee has succeeded in providing a superb introduction to someone he obviously loves and admires.” – James Martin, SJ, editor of America and author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage
 “Michael E. Lee epitomizes a new generation of Catholic theologians whose scholarship skillfully bridges the richness of Latin American and U.S. Catholic theological inquiry through Hispanic eyes. His passionate commitment to studying Ignacio Ellacuría and Liberation Theology definitely makes him a ‘must read,’ ‘must listen to’ scholar today.”– Hosffman Ospino, Boston College, School of Theology and Ministry
“Among the new generation of scholars of liberation theology, Michael Lee stands out for both the clarity and the profundity of his analysis of what this theology meant in its origins and what it means for us today. He shows how Pope Francis is continuing the vision of Archbishop Romero.”– Paul F. Knitter, Union Theological Seminary
“Michael Lee is a gifted teacher, as well as one of our most profound experts of Latin American liberation theology. He communicates his deep theological knowledge with enviable clarity and with a compelling account of its implications for Christian discipleship today. Lee engages the heart and the mind—and transforms both!”– Mary Doak, University of San Diego

  • Introduction to Liberation Theology
  • From Colonial to Liberating Faith
  • Liberation Theology’s Method: See-Judge-Act
  • The Biblical Roots of Liberation Theology
  • Social Sin and Liberation
  • The Preferential Option for the Poor
  • Jesus the Liberator
  • Salvation, Suffering, and Martyrdom
  • The Church of the Poor
  • Spirituality: Faith, Politics, and Discipleship
  • Liberation Theology and Its Critics
  • Liberation Theologies: Expanding the View

2 reviews for Liberation Theology

  1. Catherine

    His delivery is excellent.

    I knew something about this topic before buying the course, so I greatly appreciate the way Dr. Michael Lee pulls all the pieces together…helping fill in the gaps I had, and helping to clarify a number of points. His delivery is excellent.

  2. Manuel A., MD

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    Positive: Knowledgeable instructor, well-organized material, broad view, relevant and useful references to the broader context. Negative: Usual prejudices of Anglo-Saxon liberals vis-a-vis Latin America.

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