Welsh, Talia; Matlock, Barry
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Reinhold Niebuhr and Gustavo Gutiérrez were two influential theologians. Niebuhr was a Protestant neo-orthodox theologian and Gutiérrez was a Catholic liberation theologian. Both tackled the theological topics of justice and reformation. Niebuhr and Gutiérrez came to similar conclusions on these topics although they shared no explicit connections. Despite this, these two thinkers are not widely compared in scholarship. There is an academic tradition of treating Catholicism and Protestantism separately. This tradition could explain why the similarities between the two are overlooked. This essay explores the beliefs of Niebuhr and Gutiérrez on justice and reformation to demonstrate the similarities and argue that these theologians merit more extensive comparison.
B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971 -- Criticism and interpretation; Gutiérrez, Gustavo, 1928- -- Criticism and interpretation
Miller, Rebecca L., "Justice according to Reinhold Niebuhr and Gustavo Gutiérrez" (2019). Honors Theses.