Anno 1973

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 1973.


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


  • Assmann, Hugo – Theology for a Nomad Church (?) translated in 1976?
  • Bimwenyi, O. – “Pertinence et Originalité du langage religieux”, Louvain (Zaire/DRC/Belgium)
  • Daly, Mary – Beyond God the Father (USA)
  • Deloria, Vine, Jr. – God is Red (USA/Standing Rock Sioux)
  • Dickson, Kwesi – “The Old Testament and African Theology”, Ghana Bulletin of Theology (was it Dickson? Ghana, June 4/4)
  • Dussel, Enrique – Para una ética de la liberación latinoamericana
  • Ellacuria, Ignacio – Liberación: Misión y carisma de la Iglesia
  • Gardavsky, V. – God Is Not Yet Dead (Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic)
  • Gera, Lucio – Teología de la liberación (Argentina)
  • Gutierrez, Gustavo – Theology of Liberation translated from Spanish to English by Sister Caridad Inda & John Eagleson
  • Gutierrez, Gustavo – Theologie der Befeiung  translated from Spanish to German by Horst Goldstein with a forward by Johannes Baptist Metz.
  • Hamid, Idowu, ed.  – Troubling the Waters  Rahaman Printer Ltd. INCLUDES: Ashley Smith, “The religious significance of Black Power in Caribbean churches”, Joseph Owens, “Rastafarians of Jamaica”, etc
  • Idowu, Bolaji – African Traditional Religion: A Definition (Nigeria/USA)
  • Illich, Ivan – Tools for Conviviality (USA/Mexico)
  • Owens, J. – “Rastafarians” in Hamid (Jamaica/Caribbean)
  • Metz, Johannes  – Theology of the World (Germany)
  • Moltmann, Jurgen – The Crucified God is translated from the German to English
  • Moltmann, Jurgen – The Gospel of Liberation (Germany)
  • Motlhabi, Mokgethi – Black Theology: The South African Voice (originally “Essays”) (South Africa)
  • Serle, G. – From Deserts the Prophets Come (Australia)
  • Smith, A. – “Black Power” in Hamid (Caribbean)
  • Trible, Phyllis – Depatriarchalizing in Biblical Interpretation (USA)


  • NYC, USA – “Exploratory Consultation” at Union Theological Seminary, led by Visiting Professor, John Mbiti, and C. Shelby Rooks of the Society for the Study of Black Religion.

Biographical Notes:

  • John Mbiti becomes Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, for the academic year of 1972-1973.

Background Information:


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