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While there may still be churches in the West that take up the prophetic call against injustice their voices are the minority. Generally speaking, the prophetic church in Western Christendom is dead. Its prophetic voice has become mute. Its prophetic vision has diminished. Its prophetic call has vanished from the ears of its members. The Western Church has lost its prophetic role in the Global World. The prophets of the West have vanished. However, the prophetic call has been taken up by a new church tradition that rises upward from the ruin of oppression. The Southern Church of the developing world has taken up the prophetic mantle in its fight against injustice. The voices of the prophets cry out from the South in the form of liberation theology. This postmodern method of interpretation speaks from the social context of poverty and subjugation. In many ways, liberation theology embodies the prophetic movement of the Old Testament.

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Mentor: Dr. Paula Qualls

 

The Return of the Prophetic Ministry of the Western Church within the Context of Liberation Theology and the Prophets

While there may still be churches in the West that take up the prophetic call against injustice their voices are the minority. Generally speaking, the prophetic church in Western Christendom is dead. Its prophetic voice has become mute. Its prophetic vision has diminished. Its prophetic call has vanished from the ears of its members. The Western Church has lost its prophetic role in the Global World. The prophets of the West have vanished. However, the prophetic call has been taken up by a new church tradition that rises upward from the ruin of oppression. The Southern Church of the developing world has taken up the prophetic mantle in its fight against injustice. The voices of the prophets cry out from the South in the form of liberation theology. This postmodern method of interpretation speaks from the social context of poverty and subjugation. In many ways, liberation theology embodies the prophetic movement of the Old Testament.