The "signs of the times" in liberation theology

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2007
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PONTIFICIA UNIV CATOLICA CHILE, FACULTAD TEOLOGIA
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The Theology of Liberation receives Vatican II in a creative manner, precisely because, in a way similar to Gaudium et Spes, which puts the Church on alert to the voice of God in history, the Theology of Liberation is born out of a Church that recognizes in the poor of the Latin American continent a divine call for its liberation. "The signs of the times" represent, for the continental Church, and for the Theology of Liberation in particular, a way of placing oneself within one's own Latin American world, in search of the presence and the will of God. In this article, the importance of the "signs of the times" for the method of the Theology of Liberation is underlined, the principal theological suppositions of this theology are examined, and it finishes off with what would be the "sign of the times" in Latin America, the irruption of the poor.
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theology of liberation, "Signs of the times", theological method, revelation
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