Anno 1970

These are notes from my own study of the timeline of emerging liberation theologies alongside other decolonial projects. It’s a work in progress, helping me to delineate who said what and when, and how the ideas and practice deepened and widened in conversations.

The year 1970.


  1. Publications
  2. Conferences
  3. Biographical Notes
  4. Background Information


  • Alves, Rubem – “Protestantism in Latin America…” in Ecumenical Review, January (Brazil/USA)
  • Aptheker, Herbert –  The Urgency of Marxist-Christian Dialogue
  • Berrigan, Daniel & Thomas Lewis, Trial Poems: A Poet, A Painter – A Facsimile Edition of Their Prison Art, on 1 Jan.
  • Bimwenyi, O – “Le Dieu de nos ancetres” in Cahiers des Religions Africains (Zaire/DRC)
  • Brueggemann, Walter – The Triumphalist Tendency in Exegetical History
  • Cobb, John, Jr. & Charles Birch, From Cell to Community: The Liberation of Life?, CUP – process creation theology.
  • Cone, James H. – A Black Theology of Liberation (USA)
  • Cone, James H. – Black Theology on revolution, violence and reconciliation, in “Dialog”, Vol 12 (Spring)
  • Drake, St. Clair – The Redemption of Africa and Black Religion (Barbados/USA)
  • Freire, Paulo – Cultural Action: A Dialectical Analysis. Centro Intercultural de Documentacion (CIDOC) Cuaderno No. 1004. APDO. 479 Cuernavaca, Mexico.
  • Freire, Paulo – Pedagogy of the Oppressed (M.B. Ramos, trans.). New York, NY: Seabury Press
  • Galeano, Eduardo –  Las Venas Abiertas de América Latina (The Open Veins of Latin America), written”in three months, in the last ninety nights of 1970, while he worked during the day in the university” (Isabel Allende, intro to 25th Anniversary edition).
  • Gera, Lucio – Apuntes para una interpretación de le Iglesia argentina
  • Gollwitzer, Helmut –  The Christian Faith and Marxist Criticism of Religion.
  • Guzman Campos, German – La rebeldía clerical en América Latina, in “Revista Mexicana de Sociología, Vol. 32, No. 2, Memorias del IX Congresso Latinoamericano de Sociología, 3 (March-April).
  • Mbiti, John – Concepts of God in Africa (Kenya)
  • Mbiti, John – “The Growing Respectability of African Traditional Religion” in (Oct) Lutheran World (Kenya/Geneva)
  • Sawyerr, Harry A.E. – God: Ancestor or Creator (Sierra Leone)
  • Segundo, Juan Luis – De la sociedad a la teología
  • Sölle, Dorothee –  Beyond Mere Obedience: Reflections on a Christian Ethic for the Future
  • Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre –  Hymn of the Universe translated to English from the French, by N.M. Wildiers, Collins Fontana edn.


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