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Karl BarthAgainst Hegemony$
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Timothy J. Gorringe

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198752462

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752462.001.0001

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Theology and Human Liberation

Theology and Human Liberation

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(p.268) 7 Theology and Human Liberation
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Karl Barth
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Timothy Gorringe

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752462.003.0007

Gustavo Gutiérrez was able to suggest a ‘theology of liberation’ in July 1968 a few months before Karl Barth's death. Gutiérrez shared the same view with Anselm and Barth in that theology was perceived as ‘faith seeking understanding’ in which faith represents a commitment to human beings as well as to God. Theology, on the other hand, functions as a reflection to the said commitment. As such, liberation theology was most appropriate to express protest against various forms of enslavement and repression. However, it is important to note that Barth would have reacted to this in such a way that would reveal how theologies that initiate with human experience signify ideological captivity, in spite of how he may have expressed some aspects of liberation theology before his time.

Keywords:   Anselm, faith, human experience, theology of liberation, God, ideological captivity

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