Theologies of Liberation

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Theologies of Liberation


Number of Lessons: 24Avg. Lesson Length: 29 MinutesTime Required: 23 Hours MinimumLevel: Advanced


Liberation theology has sought to liberate the disenfranchised from poverty, oppression, and social injustice – but at what price? This course addresses the historical and thematic development of liberation theologies in the social and religious context of Latin America. The course covers the various denominational roots, as well as the various methodologies that those denominations utilize. Dr. Mulholland presents a systematic theology of liberation, analyzing its relation to the areas of soteriology, Christology, and ecclesiology.

This course is part of our Legacy Series of courses from renowned scholars over several decades.


ProfessorKenneth B. Mulholland, DTheo
  • Fuller Theological Seminary, ThD
  • Lancaster Theological Seminary, BD
  • Elmhurst College, BA


  1. Describe the social and religious context in which Liberation Theologies arose in Latin America.
  2. Trace the steps leading to the emergence of Liberation Theologies as a major theological movement.
  3. Identify major personalities, central themes, key terminology, and major events in Latin American Liberation Theologies.
  4. Trace the growing influence of Liberation Theologies from a Latin American phenomena to a worldwide movement.
  5. State your own critical conclusions as to the contribution and validity of Liberation Theologies.


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