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Liberation Theology And The Construction Of A Liberating Epistemology

June 15, 2017 at 6:02 amCategory:General

There is no liberation theology if it is not based on the liberating values of the Gospel. That foundation has its origin primarily in natural or primeval knowledge that comes into the consciousness of the people. It comes from the awakening of human consciousness, a living Church as a leaven in the midst of his people, liberating reading of the biblical text. When we speak of epistemology, we do many times since the conception of the acquisition or mastery of knowledge, which we call science. Usually reject other knowledge, which according to us and we do not have a scientific basis. Liberation theology arises from the reflection of a people, in the Bible and the Rediscovery of the liberating God, described in full text. A theology of liberation, it is urgent to rediscover this popular knowledge, which for many years gave relevance in all of Latin America.

When we define a few years ago to the Theology of Liberation, we went to the research of others and others, but also we brought with us and we long experience of struggle and popular experiences valuable, practical knowledge base that gave him and concreteness to a new thinking about the Bible as God’s liberating word. Said Gustavo Gutierrez, Theology of Liberation, is a second act that comes from commitment and experience working with and for the poor, with horror at poverty and injustice, and assess the possibilities of oppressed people as creators of their own history and overcome suffering. From this statement of Gustavo Gutierrez, is the theology of liberation, to approach the study of a new epistemological basis, taking into account the reality we are living in Latin America.