These trends fundamentally raise the question of audience, or as liberationists
might put it, communities of accountability.
According to Zamir, once animal liberationists
see that value and interests can be conceptually de-coupled in this way (thus abandoning any sort of 'trumping thesis'), they can then concede that humans are more valuable than animals, reject the implication that human interests must always trump animal interests, and forge ahead with arguments for liberation.
A further boundary difficulty arises from challenges presented by black and feminist liberationists
as well as by advocates of postmodernist perspectives.
Imagine, for example, if the doctrinal congregation had invited Sobrino and other liberationists
to collaborate on a joint document about dangers to be avoided in Christological exploration.
In this paper, I examine the debunking argument, and offer a charitable reconstruction of it that is significantly different from the approach advocated by liberationists
, but which retains their fundamental insight.
MIGHT I suggest that the animal liberationists
, whose motives I applaud but methods I deplore, concentrate their efforts on people like David Smith?
In his book, Virtually Normal--An Argument about Homosexuality Sullivan proposes that the reader think about homosexuality in four distinct ways: which he calls the prohibitionists, the conservatives, the liberals, and the liberationists
Niebuhrian theology was strong on irony, paradox, transcendence, realism, and the critique of cultural accommodation, but weak on the irony of its own subservience to American economic and military interests, as liberationists
Indeed, his broad-based resources leave the reader little doubt that the seeds sown by the liberationists
, at one time carefully nurtured by the Catholic Church, sent deep roots into the spiritual and political lives of many in Brazil.
In the end, both liberationists
and culturalists helped to foster the growth of indigenous theologians, who eventually brought about a fuller elaboration of teologia india.
The North American Man-Boy Love Association, (NAMBLA), the world's largest pedophile group, proclaims in one of its publications: "Gay liberationists
in general, and boy-lovers in particular, should know Kinsey's work and hold it dear.
And, in what I found the most interesting piece of this history, the Young Lords, the Puerto Rican activist group founded in Chicago in 1968, seemed to listen to everybody--Black Panthers, Women's Liberationists
, abortion activists, the whole pantheon of voices--and put together a sensible, feminist, community-based call for reproductive rights.