The Liberation Theology of Gustavo Gutierrez: A Dialectic Reconciliation of Hegel and Marx

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The Liberation Theology of Gustavo Gutierrez: A Dialectic Reconciliation of Hegel and Marx

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Title: The Liberation Theology of Gustavo Gutierrez: A Dialectic Reconciliation of Hegel and Marx
Author: Levitan, Elizabeth
Advisor: Hucks, Tracey E.
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Religion
Department: CPGC: 2010 Summer Intern
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: In A Theology of Liberation, Gustavo Gutierrez defines theology as a reflection on praxis. In this reflection, he creates an ontological system that unites the temporal and eternal world. In this formulation, Gutierrez, without explicitly acknowledging the process in which he is engaged, dialectically reconciles the theories of Hegel and Marx transforming their theories into a new theological system that could be used as an epistemological basis for a Christian understanding of the current state of the world. Grounding his theory in scripture, Gutierrez uses theological concepts such as the Trinity, hope and love to reconcile the divergent theories of Hegel and Marx and place liberation theology as a next step in the process of the development of human thought. In this way Gutierrez re-orients the concept of theology, as an adaptable means of interpreting the world and places it squarely within the dialectical processes of the development of human thought.
Subject: Gutiérrez, Gustavo, 1928- -- Contributions in liberation theology
Subject: Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831 -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject: Marx, Karl, 1818-1883 -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject: Liberation theology
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Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/7481

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Levitan, Elizabeth. "The Liberation Theology of Gustavo Gutierrez: A Dialectic Reconciliation of Hegel and Marx". 2011. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/7481.

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