Leonardo Boff

Brazilian theologian and philosopher. He obtained his PhD in Theology (1972) under the supervision of Karl Ranhner and is currently considered one of the most important exponents of the Latin American Liberation Theology, inspired by Jesus as the defender of the poor. Boff is also recognized globally as one of the biggest promoters of a “Theology of Creation Care” -Ecotheology-, which, for him, is an extension of liberation theology. In 2001, Boff received the Alternative Nobel Prize, as a recognition for his fight for justice and Human Rights, and for his contribution to humanity. He is author of more than 100 books on issues related to Theology, Spirituality, Philosophy, Anthropology, Ethics and Politics; most of his books have been translated to many languages.

Written by James Cobbett