In this article I propose that there is a form of contextual liberation theology advanced by ex-Muslim Christians which is distinct from the liberation theology found in Latin America. I go on to analyze Masood’s auto-biography/conversion narrative and give examples of how in that work he is engaging in said liberation theology, which is focused on wisdom and praxis, rather than systematization.
One of the recurring themes in this book is how religious figures and his family deal with his search for knowledge. By his teens Masood had been exposed to Ahmadiyya Islam, Sunni Islam, and Christianity, and he had formed a sort of research program that compared the teachings of those three communities. The most common reaction to Masood’s questions was to be told to be quiet, obey, and believe. This was hardly satisfying to him […]