Title

Latin American Liberation Theology as a Decolonial Project? Considering the Theological Approaches of Clodovis Boff and Ignacio Ellacuría

SMC Author

Joseph Drexler-Dreis

SMC Affiliated Work

1

Author Role

author

Status

Faculty

School

School of Liberal Arts

Department

Theology and Religious Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Publication Title

Louvain Studies

Description/Abstract

Although decolonial theorists doubt that liberation theologians have escaped Eurocentered knowledge frameworks, Ignacio Ellacuría has developed a theological approach that moves beyond Eurocentric criteria by uncovering the world of the poor as a formal object of theology and as the primary locus from which to speak about God. Ellacuría resists a tendency to develop an epistemology of liberation theology in reference to the criteria of theology as a discipline, as Clodovis Boff’s theological method does, and instead articulates a theological approach in light of the human experience of the encounter with God.

DOI

10.2143/LS.39.3.3170047

Volume

39

Issue

3

First Page

218

Last Page

239

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Original Citation

“Latin American Liberation Theology as a Decolonial Project? Considering the Theological Approaches of Clodovis Boff and Ignacio Ellacuría,” Louvain Studies 39, no. 3 (2016): 218-39. http://www.doi.org/10.2143/LS.39.3.3170047

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