The Church as Herald of the Gospel of Liberation in the Theology of Juan Luis Segundo
Marilyn Sunderman

In the last century, Jesuit theologian Juan Luis Segundo developed a theology of Church from a liberationist perspective. Gaudium et Spes, a Vatican Council II document, served as a key source in Segundo’s articulation of his ecclesiology in which he discusses the Church’s role in building Christ’s Kingdom of love and justice in the world. Segundo views the Church as a community of radical lovers who continue Jesus’ prophetic mission. For Segundo, the nature of the Church is minoritarian and it is a leaven. This study treats these aspects of Segundo’s ecclesiology and includes an assessment of its strengths and weaknesses.

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