Liberation Theology Archive

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, Legacy

This article first appeared in CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL, volume 33, number 01 (2010). The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained by clicking here. For further information or to subscribe to the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL go to: SYNOPSIS Much like the man he was named for, Martin Luther King, Jr., […]

What’s Wrong with Black Theology?

This article first appeared in the Viewpoints column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 33, number 02 (2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: Every Christian is under a biblical mandate to share the gospel with all men and all nations. Along with this mandate, “old” believers […]

Anglican Synod Concludes Freemasonry Is Heretical

Officials of the Church of England over­whelmingly accepted the results of a church inquiry which accused Freemasonry of being blasphemous and hereti­cal. At their annual summer policymaking session in York, England, the General Synod ap­proved the report by a vote of 394 to 52, with five synod dele­gates abstaining. The Synod decides church policy for […]

The Masonic Lodge and the Christian Conscience

Summary The Masonic Lodge in America is a highly influential organization claiming some four million members. Masonic leaders argue the lodge is not a religion but merely a fraternal body that seeks to better society and also assist the Christian church. It does this, they claim, by helping Christians become better members of their own […]

The Debate over Feminist Theology

The woman is “in all things inferior to the man,” said first century Jewish historian Flavius Josephus.1 Rabbi Judah, a contemporary of Josephus, said “a man must pronounce three blessings each day: ‘Blessed be the Lord who did not make me a heathen…blessed be he who did not make me a woman…blessed be he who […]

Black Theology, Black Power, and the Black Experience

Between 1517 and 1840 it is estimated that twenty million blacks were captured in Africa, transported to America, and brutally enslaved. The experience of these blacks — and their descendants — serves as the backdrop for understanding contemporary black liberation theology. During slave trading days, blacks were crammed into ships like sardines into a can […]

Christian Revolution in Latin America

In 1985, a leader of the conservative wing of the Roman Catholic church in Latin America, Bishop Hoyos, denounced liberation theologians, saying: “When I see a church with a machine gun, I cannot see the crucified Christ in that church….We can never use hate as a system of change. The core of being a church […]