American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A school of theology, especially prevalent in the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America, that finds in the Gospel a call to free people from political, social, and material oppression.
- n. a form of Christian theology (developed by South American Roman Catholics) that emphasizes social and political liberation as the anticipation of ultimate salvation
“She drew on the liberation theology that had fired Romes earlier slave revolts and still fueled the anti-Roman war that had raged for fifteen years in the eastern Mediterranean.”
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