Title

Paulo Freire and Liberation Theology: The Christian Consciousness of Critical Pedagogy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2018

Abstract

"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« [1985]), 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."

Comments

This article was originally published in Vierteljahrsschrift für wissenschaftliche Pädagogik, volume 94, issue 2, in 2018. DOI: 10.30965/25890581-09402006

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1

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