It is also true that my next planned entry, the morality of "Liberation Theology," has proved to be very difficult to write. Liberation theology in Central and South America dates back to the mid-twentieth century, and specifically to the Catholic theologian Gustavo Gutierrez. Unfortunately, I have not had a chance to study Gutierrez intensely. Moreover, I have wanted to see if Liberation Theology, which reads the Bible with an understanding of God who brings salvation as freedom of injustice and oppression in this world, not just the next, is related in any way to the Christianity practiced by slaves in the United States and elsewhere. And, I wanted to examine Pope John Paul II's critique of Liberation Theology, which is quite interesting. But time is a factor and I wanted to do this well, so I am postponing a discussion of Liberation Theology till later in the year.
Next week I am going to return to the more familiar European-American schools of theology and explore theological works, personalities, and types in the years after Vatican II.