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Black Power

Black Power  

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Originating as a movement in the 1960s, it was developed into a coherent ideology by Stokely Carmichael and Charles Hamilton in their book Black Power (1969). It called upon African Americans to take ...
Catholic Church

Catholic Church  

Is the denomination of Western Christianity in communion with the Pope that traces its faith in Jesus Christ to the community formed around the apostles. Since the European Reformation of ...
Catholicism

Catholicism  

The word derives from the universality of faith in the Christian church, but since the 16th cent. has referred to the portion of Christianity accepting papal authority. It delineates the distinctive ...
Guatemala

Guatemala  

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Guatemala endured 36 years of civil war. But the injustices that led to the war remain unresolvedGuatemala is one of the most picturesque countries in Central America. The northern, sparsely ...
Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Jean-Bertrand Aristide  

(b. 15 July 1953).President of Haiti 1991–6, 2001–4 Born in Port Salut, he became a priest of the Salesian order. He was a committed preacher of liberation theology, but the more the political ...
Liberation Theology

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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1,176 words
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In responding to the “opening to the world” encouraged by Vatican II (1962–1965), Latin American Catholics recognized that

Liberation Theology

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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2005
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History, Regional and National History
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626 words

Liberation theologies, which advocate critical approaches to the interpretation and praxis of Christianity, have developed in Asia, Africa, and the

Liberation Theology

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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2009
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History, Regional and National History
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1,056 words

Liberation theology was developed out of the intense political climate of the 1960s. It is a branch of Christian theology

Religion

Religion  

The importance of religion in the African American experience cannot be overstated. Religion can be seen as both worldview and human organization, and from both perspectives, women have been at ...
Saint-Simon, Claude-Henri de Rouvroy, Comte de

Saint-Simon, Claude-Henri de Rouvroy, Comte de  

(1760–1825)French social reformer and philosopher. In reaction to the chaos engendered by the French Revolution he developed a new theory of social organization and was later claimed to be the ...

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