By contrast, Marxism is an earthbound ideology, content to reward or punish those in the here and now based on their support of the ideals of fairness, equality and the distribution of wealth. Both Christianity and Marxism are fundamentally concerned with promoting the general welfare and improving the lives of the vast majority of the world's citizens, yet both have suffered as much damage to their credibility from followers as from opponents. The extreme and selfish proponents of these ideologies have severely undermined their cause through the organization of vast bureaucracies that leave precious little time for doing the real work of making lives easier. At the same time, both Christianity and Marxism have a long history of supressing dissident voices and violently repressing infidel movements. Marxist liberation theology as applied to Latin American countries that were systematically exploited first by and then for European, and later American, interests has long been viewed as an ideological threat to traditional Christian liberation theology. ...Show more
The fundamental principles of both Marxism and Christianity have withstood the onslaught of corruption and perversion by followers. In the case of Christianity, this strength in the face of the sweeping tide of historical change is especially impressive; millenia of attacks on the values and ethics from both opponents and supporters have failed to undermine the overriding positive aspects…
Civil war broke out in Liberia during the year 1989,which indicated the fight for control of resources,wealth,and power,with little care for the suffering of the poor and helpless.he Liberian women who fought relentlessly for restoration of peace are a clear indicator of liberation theology where the poor sacrifice for their fellow human beings.
Christ says the words of prophet Isaiah, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.”(Luke 4: 18) So church had taken up the responsibility of bringing up the poor and the downtrodden from the social evils and inequality and wanted to make a single flock.
On the basis of this conclusion, it is assumed that Marxism, as in the thoughts and philosophy of Karl Marx, are irrelevant to the twenty-first century. This, as the paper shall argue, is untrue. Marxism, despite the collapse of communism is highly relevant to the current structure of both the capitalist labour system and international relations.
If we look back in history, we see that the theology was welcomed due to the threat of revolution and was to be done to strengthen the church's pastoral presence in Latin America in order to eradicate differences on the basis of classes. In response to this, John XXIII called for missionaries from North America and Europe to work in Latin America.
But it is important not to lose sight of the rich and fruitful thinking at "base" level that feeds the professional work through which liberation theology has become known throughout the world. What unites these three levels of theological-liberational thought It is the one basic inspiration: a faith that transforms history, or, as others would put it, history seen from the basis of the ferment of faith.
pag). Marxism is the philosophy and social theory based on Karl Marxs work. In other words Marxism is the political, economic, and social principles and policies promoted by Karl Marx and Frederik Engels (www.marxismfaq.co.uk, n.
Three rival armies were struggling for power in Liberia although there were claims that the war was about the gap between the poor and the rich, ethnic differences, and the struggle for natural resources.
The ELN started out as an advocacy group for the poor and ended up being a security threat in Columbia and the neighboring states. Approximately 2000 armed combatants form part of the ELN (Refworld, 2014). This paper will