Anno 1984

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 1984.


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


  • Karl Rahner, S.J. – “Letter to Cardinal Juan Landazuri Ricketts of Lima, Peru” (March 16, 1984)
  • Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger – “Liberation Theology” (March 1984)
  • Bishops of Nicaragua – “Call To Dialogue” (April 22, 1984)
  • Patricia Hynds – “Bishops’ Letter Deepens Church-State Estrangement” (May 24, 1984)
  • Mary Judith Ress – “Feminist Theologians Challenge Churches” (May 31, 1984)
  • Editorial Board of Concilium – “Statement of Solidarity with Liberation Theologians2 (June 24, 1984)
  • Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – “Instruction on Certain Aspects of the ‘Theology of Liberation’ ” (Vatican City, August 6, 1984)
  • Leonardo Boff – “Vatican Instruction Reflects European Mind-Set” (August 31, 1984)
  • Gustavo Gutierrez – “Criticism Will Deepen, Clarify Liberation Theology” (September 14, 1984)
  • Leonardo Boff – “Defense of His Book, Church: Charism and Power” (September 7, 1984)

Under construction

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