By Michael Löwy
The conflict of Gods strains the intimate dating among faith, politics and social concerns in Latin the USA over the past 3 many years, as liberation theology has reinterpreted the vocation of the Catholic Church and as Protestantism has made inroads on conventional Catholic strongholds.
In the Sixties liberation theology addressed itself to the issues of a continent racked by way of poverty and oppression. Comprising a community of localized groups and pastoral firms, it quickly turned anything even more than a doctrinal present. Liberationist Christianity outlined itself in a large number of social struggles, fairly in Brazil and crucial the US. a number of the such a lot momentous occasions within the continent's fresh history—the Nicaraguan revolution, the improvement of the PT (Workers' get together) in Brazil, the tortuous ascent of President Aristide in Haiti and the rebellion in Chiapas—have borne witness to the impression of a particular liberationist Christianity. Michael Löwy proposes the following a brand new interpretation—inspired via the sociology of culture—both of liberation theology and of the rival spiritual tasks in Latin the US.