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2011

Political Theory

East Tennessee State University

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Ending Structural Violence: A Rawlsian Approach To Liberation Theology., Jonathan Calloway May 2011

Ending Structural Violence: A Rawlsian Approach To Liberation Theology., Jonathan Calloway

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Liberation theology has played an important role for overcoming structural violence. Originating in Latin America, the movement continues to expand throughout the developed and developing world. Marxism and liberation theology share similar philosophies – showing preferential option to the poor. While many Marxists may believe that a solution to structural violence is alienating violence through justified revolution, the chance of success is limited. Liberation is a process, not an event. This essay identifies an alternative to liberation: applying the teachings of John Rawls and applying the Suffering Servant model of Jesus Christ. When we apply the Veil of Ignorance and the ...