Liberation Theology: Salvation Means Freedom
Track of Study
This ten-week course will be taught by Dr. Joshua Davis Thursday nights at 7 PM:
- November 11
- November 18
- December 2
- December 9
- December 16
- January 6
- January 13
- January 20
- January 27
- February 3
Liberation theology is founded on the idea that God’s salvation of us always means freedom – not just freedom from sin and death, but from all the ways that sin and death hold us in bondage. Liberation theologies focus on the ways our social, political, and economic life serve as instruments of our domination by sin and death.
We will read and discuss selections from a number of liberation theologians, such as Gustavo Gutierrez, jon Sobrino, Enrique Dussel and others; Black liberation theologians, such as James Cone and feminist theologians, like Delores Williams.
Our concern throughout the course will be thinking in faithful ways about our present circumstances and what we might learn from liberation theology about the church’s witness in our world today.
Scholarship funds to help you pay for this course are available if you can demonstrate need and if you are a member of a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Central PA. For information on scholarships please contact the Dean.
This course will be conducted weekly on Zoom. A link for the Zoom classes will be made available to you before the course begins. Class materials and activities will be available on Populi. Registration on this website for the course will also register you on the Populi website. You will be invoiced $300 plus a once-a-term technology fee of $75 after our two-week drop/add period has closed.