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 1972.
- Biographical Notes
- Background Information
- Berrigan, Daniel – American is Hard to Find (USA)
- Bloch, Ernst – Atheism in Christianity: The Religion of the Exodus and of the Kingdom. trans. J.T. Swann. (Germany)
- Boff, Leonardo – Jesus Christ: Liberator (Brazil)
- Buthelezi, Manas – “An African Theology or a Black Theology” (South Africa)
- Cobb, John, Jr. – Is It Too Late? A Theology of Ecology. Bruce Publishing, California. (USA)
- Cone, James H. – The Spiritual and the Blues: An Interpretation.. (USA)
- Daly, Mary – “A Call for the Castration of Sexist Religion” in The Unitarian Universalist Christian 27
- Kappen, Sebastian – Vswasathaninnu Viplavathilekku (in Malayalam, English: From Faith to Revolution)
- Lima, Amoroso Alceu – Testimony: On the influence of Maritain in Latin America. NEW SCHOLASTICISM vol. 46 (Brazil)
- Motlhabi, Mokgethi, ed. – Essays on Black Theology (includes the Buthelezi paper above)
What else? (South Africa)
- Rivera-Pagan, Luis – “Teología y praxis de liberación” and “Aportes del Marxismo” in Pueblo oprimido, señor de la historia. Montevideo: Tierra Nueva.
- Ruether, Rosemary R. – Liberation Theology (USA)
- Washington, Joseph R. – Black Sects and Cults (USA)
- Christians for Socialism – “Final Document of the Convention” (April 30, 1972)
- Boff, Leonardo – “Toward a Christology of Liberation” (1972)
- UGA/Africa: Conference on “African Theology and Church Life” at Makerere University
- Christians for Socialism
- John Mbiti becomes Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, for the academic year of 1972-1973.