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date: 28 October 2020

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Spirituality has increasingly become an important interpretive key to understand the develop of theologies in Latin America over the last 50 years, particularly Latin America Liberation Theology. This chapter presents some of the most important background of Liberation Theology by describing its theological emphasis and its implications for the pastoral work. This theological work has been consequential not only for the Catholic Church, but also for evangelical churches and other Christian communities. The argument is that the Liberation Theology is not new, but is rather a new way of doing theology, and therefore, a new way of understanding Christian spirituality and following Jesus.

Keywords: spirituality, liberation theology, justice, Latin America, poverty, Catholic Church

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