The Option for the Poor and Christian Theology

Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P., professor emertus of theology at the University of Notre Dame, is well known as the one of the foundational thinkers of liberation theology. In this keynote address, he discusses the preferential option for the poor, the complexity of poverty, and the danger of dualistic thinking.

The 2019 Center for Social Concerns Catholic Social Tradition Conference, “Option for the Poor: Engaging the Social Tradition,” explored how Catholic social tradition can engage academics and practitioners in the challenges of the most marginalized and vulnerable people in societies today, as well as how the development and impact of the Latin American theological concept of the option for the poor has been globally embraced to build a more just and humane world.

March 23, 2019

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