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Boff, Leonardo (b. 1938)

  1. Alberto L. García

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0170

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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García, A. L. 2011. Boff, Leonardo (b. 1938). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Genezio Darci Boff was born in Concórdia in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina to immigrant Italian parents. One of the most influential and controversial liberation theologians, Boff is especially known for his active work of solidarity with the poor. He was present at the first reflections of the development of liberation theology and “shares his life and dreams” with Maria Monteiro de Miranda, a defender and educator of human rights. He is the author of over 60 books, many of which have been translated into several languages.


  • Boff, Leonardo (b. 1938);
  • influential, controversial liberation theologians;
  • entering the Franciscan order;
  • collection of essays, church, charism and power;
  • leaving priesthood, a lay catholic theologian;
  • themes of the church, christ, and the holy trinity;
  • God's trinitarian life, as present in community