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dc.creatorDuncan, William B
dc.date.available2011-02-18T23:55:18Z
dc.date.issued1995-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/20773en_US
dc.description.abstractGustavo Gutierrez, a Peruvian Roman Catholic priest and theologian, is one of the most recognized proponents of the religio-political movement known as Liberation Theology. Born of frustrations over the failure of many nations in Latin America to achieve a socially equitable level of economic, political and social development. Liberation Theology represents a radical religious response, analysis and critique of existing conditions in the region. This study examines the radical foundations of Gutierrez's works, in particular, his reliance upon the work of critical theorists such as Friedrich Hegel and Karl Marx. Gutierrez's works are analyzed from the perspective of Eric Voegelin, a dedicated critic of the secular thought of both Hegel and Marx. This present study utilizes Voegelin's thought to construct an analytical matrix with which to examine the work of Gutierrez. It is argued that, based on this examination, Gutierrez does not fall victim to the "gnostic" temptations to which both Hegel and Marx ultimately succumbed in Voegelin's judgment.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.subjectTeología de la liberaciónen_US
dc.subjectPolítica -- Filosofíaen_US
dc.subjectVoegelin Eric -- 1901-en_US
dc.subjectTheologians -- Peruen_US
dc.subjectIglesia católica -- Doctrina y controversiaen_US
dc.subjectReligión y políticaen_US
dc.subjectCriticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subjectGutiérrez Gustavo -- 1928en_US
dc.subjectLiberation theologyen_US
dc.titleThe political philosophy of Gustavo Gutierrez
dc.typeDissertation
thesis.degree.namePh.D.
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Science
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.departmentPolitical Science
dc.degree.departmentPolitical Scienceen_US
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