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The World Come of AgeAn Intellectual History of Liberation Theology$
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Lilian Calles Barger

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190695392

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190695392.001.0001

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A New Orthodoxy

A New Orthodoxy

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(p.237) 12 A New Orthodoxy
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The World Come of Age
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Lilian Calles Barger

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190695392.003.0013

This chapter turns to the critical 1975 Detroit Theology in the Americas conference, where liberationists encountered difficulties in establishing a coalition across race, class, and sex, and between North American black, feminist, and Latin American theologians. The relationship with the U.S. empire showed itself to be a critical point of difference. Nevertheless, reverberation from the conference changed the theological discourse, producing liberal resistance and marshaling conservatives against liberation theology.

Keywords:   Chapter, Detroit 1975, civil religion, American Empire, liberal resistance, Berger, Vatican, Christian Right, neo-conservatives

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