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liberation theology

Definition of Liberation Theology

(noun) A religious movement that tries to combine Christian principles with political activism to enact social change.

Liberation Theology Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˌlɪbəˈreɪʃ(ə)n θiːˈɒlədʒi/
    • British English
      • /ˌlɪbəˈreɪʃn θiːˈɒlədʒi/
  • Syllabification: (lib·er·a·tion the·ol·o·gy)

Usage Note

  • Plural: liberation theologies

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Cite the Definition of Liberation Theology

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “liberation theology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 16, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/liberation-theology/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

liberation theology. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/liberation-theology/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “liberation theology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 16, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/liberation-theology/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“liberation theology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/liberation-theology/>.