Paulo Freire and Liberation Theology: The Christian Consciousness of Critical Pedagogy
"In this article we expand our work towards intersections and relationships between liberation theology and Paulo Freire. While Freire addressed liberation theology in his writings fairly sporadically (e.g. »The Politics of Education« ), there is no doubt that he »lived a liberating Christian faith« and »significantly contributed to the thinking of liberation theology« (Kyrilo 2011, p. 167). Now that Paulo Freire is no longer with us, arguably the best way to reinvent his works for the present moment is through dialogue with Peter McLaren: Freire’s close friend, »intellectual relative« (Freire 1995, p. x), and one of the key contemporary thinkers in liberation theology and revolutionary critical pedagogy."
McLaren, P., and Jandrić, P. (2018). Paulo Freire and liberation theology: The Christian consciousness of critical pedagogy. Vierteljahrsschrift für wissenschaftliche Pädagogik, 94(2), 246 – 264. doi: 10.30965/25890581-09402006