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Dietrich Bonhoeffers Liberation Theology Dietrich Bonhoeffers Theology of Liberation is a source of hope for the worlds downtrodden particularly in underdeveloped countries From his theology of liberation has sprung emulators and many liberation theologians sing his praises Born out of an era of hate and war his liberation theology contrasted Adolf Hitlers aims of violence and genocide Bonhoeffers four segments of theology solidarity with the oppressed a suffering God non-religious this-worldly Christianity and the servant church serve as a framework for third world countries in their endeavors to improve life To advocate these aims for Christianity Bonhoeffer offers three steps to advocate starting with protesting followed by protecting the victims and lastly bringing down the government As a parallel to Bonhoeffer Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador followed a similar path in his country Bonhoeffers segments of his theology of liberation and steps to advocate can be seen in Romero Their approaches come together in their dealings with the idolatry of national security and acting as the voice of the deprived Finally Bonhoeffer and Romero act as models for todays political affairs such as militarism One of the major problems of the church is a lack of perspective from those in a privileged position There is a divide between the commanding people in the church and the oppressed victims Bonhoeffers solidarity with the oppressed urges the ecclesiastical and political leaders to look at the world from the other side a view from below To see through the eyes of the victim gives the upper classes a glimpse of the suffering of the oppressed Explaining the importance of understanding the point of view of the poor Bonhoeffer said There remains an experience of incomparable value We have for once learned to see the great events of world history from below from the perspective of the outcast the suspects the maltreated the powerless the oppressed the reviled -- in short from the perspective of those who
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