Videos on Liberation Theology for teachers

Videos on Liberation Theology for Schools teaching A Level Religious Studies

These videos introduce some of the key ideas around Liberation Theology. They have been made to help schools that teach Liberation Theology, a topic on some A Level Religious Studies programmes. They are quite short and provide a general scholarly introduction with some extracts from the primary sources of Liberation Theology Scholars.  I am indebted to my Catholic Theology Professor, Patrick Sherry who taught me Liberation Theology when I was studying my Masters Degree. Occasionally you can see the handwritten notes from those classes 25 years ago! He published a short guide called “What is Liberation Theology?” in 1985 which can be purchased for a few pounds. 

Video 1 puts Liberation Theology in the context of Vatican II and the political and social context of Latin America
Video 2 outlines the ‘method’ of Liberation Theology
Video 2b is an extract on ‘theological method’ by Gutierrez
Video 3 introduces the key ideas in Liberation Theology
Video 4 focusses on Gustavo Gutierrez
Video 5 is a short reading from Gutierrez’s conclusion in A Theology of Liberation
Video 6 is a Short reading from Boff which criticises religious authorities
Video 7 explores criticism of Liberation Theology
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