Bachelor of Arts
William P. Norris
This paper investigates liberation theology's impact upon the societies of Brazil and Colombia. It will emphasize the theology's role in affecting social change. Social change is far from a two-dimensional, simplistic process. Rather, it entails various levels of depth and intricacy and often manifests itself in more subtle ways than just military coups or communist revolutions. Societal change involves individual, personal transformation as well as broad, structural modifications. Patricia Hill Collins (1990:111) speaks of social change being able to occur even within the most microcosmic spheres, such as "in the private, personal space of an individual woman's consciousness." This paper analyzes the impact of liberation theology on the many societal levels in Brazilian and Colombian.
Bickham, Jennifer D., "Liberation Theology: Social Impact and Change in Brazil and Columbia" (1991). Honors Papers. 568.