Leonardo Boff

Leonardo Boff (Portuguese pronunciation: [leoˈnaʁdu ˈbɔf], born December 14, 1938), born as Genézio Darci Boff (pronounced [ʒeˈnɛzju daʁˈsi ˈbɔf]), is a Brazilian theologian, philosopher writer, and former Catholic priest known for his active support for Latin American liberation theology. He currently serves as Professor Emeritus of Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, and Ecology at the Rio de Janeiro State University. In 2001, he received the Right Livelihood Award for "his inspiring insights and practical work to help people realise the links between human spirituality, social justice and environmental stewardship."

Leonardo Boff
Boff in 2003
Born
Genézio Darci Boff

(1938-12-14) December 14, 1938 (age 82)
Occupation
  • Theologian
  • writer
  • philosopher
Spouse(s)Márcia Monteiro da Silva Miranda
RelativesClodovis Boff (brother)
AwardsRight Livelihood Award (in 2000)