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Liberation, Religion & Society Final
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3 characteristics of a global citizen
1. respect and value diversity
2. outraged by social injustice
3. willing to act to make the world a more sustainable place
What is Wm. Booth's succinct definition of a global citizen?
How many people in the world go to bed hungry each night?
How many people in developing countries lack adequate access to water?
1.1 or 2.1 billion
Woman account for what percent of the world's people living in poverty?
What are the 3 ground rules for speaking about God?
1. God is an ineffable mystery
2. God has many names
3. No word of God can be taken literally
What are the five dimensions of personal conversion?
the desire and subsequent commitment to recognize, examine, and heal one's negative emotions and to reinterpret one's life in terms of the positive and hopeful
taking responsibility for the truth or falsity of one's beliefs by examining and testing them in the light of perspectives and frames of reference differing from one's own
taking personal responsibility for one's actions and their consequences; accountability
the willingness to confront unjust social structures, change political discourse, and improve the general conditions so as to ensure the flourishing of human dignity
there exists some broader, all-inclusive existence that wants to have a personal relationship with every human person
What is professor Johnson's description of God?
God is the incomprehensible Holy Mystery who is love beyond imagining
What does the name "Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans" mean? And who does it refer to?
1. A mystery both awesome and attractive
2. Holy One
Since the Enlightenment, name five movements that have called in question the validity of Christian beliefs
5. Intellectual growth
How does Father Markey define faith?
A journey; relationship with the Holy One
spiritual or supernatural
reasonable speech about the Holy Mystery
Someone who has experienced something
God is near to us, everywhere
Define contrite fallibleness
one's worldview is limited
change of heart, mind, attitude, and behavior
God is beyond our knowledge
uncertain about God's existence
idolization of capital, worship of the gods of the marketplace
how one lives out what one values most
Define white privilege
the range of unearned advantages that come simply from being a person of white skin in the USA
Define social sin
the dehumanizing and death dealing structures that create and maintain degradation
placing a masculine point of view at the center of one's worldview
placing latina women first
fighting for equality for black women
thinking one gender is superior to another
prejudice against women
a system where men hold all the power
liberation theology for latinx
List the five descriptions given to what it means to be poor
1. to be hungry
2. to lack shelter/clothing
3. to be sick and not cared for
4. to be illiterate and not schooled
5. humiliation - being dependent and being forced to accept rudeness
State 3 examples of white privilege
1. If a police officer stops me I can be sure I haven't been singled out because of my race
2. I can go to a hairdresser and be sure they can cut my hair
3. I can assume "skin color" is a color that matches mine (makeup/markers/band-aids)
Define liberation theology
a form of practical theology that deals with the suffering experienced by a particular group and it seeks ways to transform the social injustices causing that suffering
A god of life
Analysis of social reality- learning how to ask the hard questions about social injustice
a God of life
Gratuity of God- all is a gift freely given by the Holy One
a gOd of life
Ordering society toward the Common Good- recognizing the role excessive individualism plays in our personal lives and seeking the welfare of the common good instead
a goD of life
Dignity of the human person- Imago Dei- all persons are made in the image of God
a god Of life
Option for the poor- being a voice for the voiceless, reaching out to those in need
a god oF life
Freedom as Rights and Responsibilities- people have rights (choose vocation, work, education, food, clothing ,shelter)
a god of Life
Life as a sacred gift- rejecting a culture of death ie. genocide, torture, war, abortion, sex trafficking, slavery, sexism, poverty
a god of lIfe
Involvement of all people in Creation of a new social order- people closest to the effects of a decision should be participants in making it
a god of liFe
Family of life and humankind- solidarity to all people and the whole world. We must help all live dignified lives
a god of lifE
Environment and Ecological Stewardship- no one has the right to destroy creation to promote power or wealth for self of others
Name five icons of mercy and justice
2. Martin Luther King Jr.
3. Mother Teresa
4. Archbishop Oscar Romero
5. Dorothy Day
Name a couple types of liberation theology
Who is Gustavo Gutierrez?
The father of Latin American liberation
Who is Karl Rahner?
Jesuit scholar, priest, theologian
_seems like a very influential person to the catholic faith itself_
Who is Ada Maria Isasi Diaz?
The mother of Mujevista theology
Who is Tertullian?
viewed women as the second Eve/ tempt men/ "the gateway of the devil"
Who is Augustine?
women were equal to men but not the image of God unless married (to a man)
Who is Thomas Aquinas?
women were "defective males" produced when men weren't good in the sheets
Who is Simone de Beauvoir?
coined the term "second sex"
Who is Alice Walker?
wrote the color purple which is dope
writer and activist
What is the name of Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment and when was it written?
Laudato Si: One Care of Our Common Home