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Liberation Theology

Liberation Theology

By Phillip Berryman

Pantheon, 1987, 231 pp.

It is conceivable, the author contends, that liberation theology is the initial phase of a shift in the history of Christianity that will be comparable to the Reformation; each a movement whose fate is bound up with the emergence on the world stage of those who have been excluded. "People do not simply happen to be poor; their poverty is largely a product of the way society is organized."