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6. The Relevance of Marxism and Liberation Theology Today
About this Lecture
In this module, we discuss the relevance of Marxism and liberation theology today, focusing in particular on (i) the relevance of Marx’s views on capitalism in the context of the welfare state and ecological crisis (ii) the growth of Pentecostalism and fundamentalist Protestantism in 1990s Latin America (iii) the response from liberation theology to the growing gap between rich and poor in modern society (iv) the vision of the Church as base community for the future of Christianity.
In this course, Professor Tim Gorringe (University of Exeter) explores Marx and liberation theology. In the first module, we explore the roots and varieties of Marxisms and liberation theologies. In the second module, we examine the significance of developments of Marxist thought in Europe for Latin American Liberation theology. In the third lecture, we look at the influence of Marx on liberation theology, before comparing and contrasting Marxist ideas with liberation theology in the fourth module. In the fifth module, we examine the ways in which liberation theology owes nothing to Marx. In the sixth and final lecture, we investigate the relevance of liberation theology and Marx today and consider the future for liberation theology and Marxism.
Professor Tim Gorringe is an Emeritus Professor of Theological Studies at the University of Exeter. Hi research interests include theology and the built environment, culture, politics and art. He has published many books, including The Common Good and the Global Emergency: God and the Built Environment (2011), Earthly Visions: Theology and the Challenges of Art (2011)
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Gorringe, T. (2022, August 01). Marx and Liberation Theology - The Relevance of Marxism and Liberation Theology Today [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://massolit.io/courses/marx-and-liberation-theology/the-relevance-of-marxism-and-liberation-theology-today
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