Leonardo Boff

Leonardo Boff
Boff in 2003
Genézio Darci Boff

(1938-12-14) December 14, 1938 (age 80)
ResidencePetrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Theologian
  • writer
  • philosopher
Spouse(s)Márcia Monteiro da Silva Miranda
RelativesClodovis Boff (brother)
AwardsRight Livelihood Award (in 2000)

Leonardo Boff (Portuguese pronunciation: [leoˈnaʁdu ˈbɔf], born December 14, 1938), born as Genézio Darci Boff (pronounced [ʒeˈnɛzju daʁˈsi ˈbɔf]), is a Brazilian theologian, philosopher and writer, known for his active support for liberation theology. He currently serves as Professor Emeritus of Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, and Ecology at the Rio de Janeiro State University.

Studies as a priest

Boff was born in Concórdia, Santa Catarina, Brazil, he entered the Franciscan Order in 1959 and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1964. He spent the following years studying for a doctorate in theology and philosophy at the University of Munich, which he received in 1970. Boff's doctoral thesis studied in what measure the Church can be a sign of the sacred and the divine in the secular world and in the process of liberation of the oppressed. He has since published his thesis as a book available in German, entitled Die Kirche als Sakrament im Horizont der Welterfahrung.

His brother is the theologian Clodovis Boff.

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