What Is Liberation Theology? - Definition & Overview


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1. Who is the focus of the activism of liberation theologians?

2. What basis do liberation theologians cite?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Liberation theology is a realignment of religious traditions in order to address social, political and economic issues and responsibilities as part of a spiritual belief system. In addition to tracing the history of liberation theology, this lesson also reviews different texts and sources that have inspired liberation theologians.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions cover the following topics:

  • The foundation of liberation theology
  • The definition of theology
  • The origin of the phrase a theology of liberation
  • Liberation theology's approach to world problems

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read information about liberation theology and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain how liberation theology applies spiritual beliefs to practical problems
  • Information recall - access your knowledge about the focus of liberation theology activism

Additional Learning

For a fuller understanding of this faith-based movement, review the accompanying lesson, What is Liberation Theology? - Definition & Overview. This lesson targets the following goals:

  • Define liberation theology
  • Understand liberation theology's use of scripture
  • Cite some of the major sources of liberation theology
  • Describe the work of organizations founded on the principles of liberation theology
  • Explain the ethical guidelines of liberation theology