Greatest achievements of modern theology: liberation theology
Over at Faith and Theology, Benjamin Myers is providing the definitive top 5 theological achievements of modern theology (no. 5 Barth's doctrine of election). Jim West has now given us his top five.
One achievement that I think should be mentioned is the remarkable development of Liberation Theology in Latin America where social gospel was really put in to practice in a radically new way and gained a great deal of popular support. You could be its strongest opponent but surely it is undeniable that here we have one theological movement effectively driven 'from below' that has made people from popes to presidents to academics at the very least take note of its impact. I think it would also be fair to say that it has also influenced the developments of feminist and black theologies.