The non-violent liberation theologies of Abraham Joshua Heschel and Mahatma Gandhi

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Abstract

This article explores how Gandhi and Heschel developed a liberation theology that was rooted in their religious praxis, which implied an active, non-violent struggle for the rights of the oppressed. A first section discusses what separates the two spiritual giants. A second section describes the affinities between them. The third, main section describes how they formulated a non-violent liberation theology that aims at the liberation of all.

Original languageEnglish
Article number855
JournalReligions
Volume12
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2021

Keywords

  • Liberation theology
  • Religions
  • Suffering
  • Swaraj
  • Tradition
  • Zionism

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Religious studies

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