Definitions for "Liberation theology"
Christian movement founded in the early 1970s by Peruvian theologian Gustavo Gutierrez. Holding that the church must be the agent of liberation—political, economic, social, sexual, racial—it emphasizes the religious needs of the poor, oppressed, and marginalized.
Christian teaching which combine spirituality with political activism to obtain better conditions for the poor
a theological approach that emphasizes those passages in the Bible which depict God's action on behalf of the oppressed.