I had a brief opportunity to meet and interview Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez yesterday. He said “liberation” also could mean “salvation” and “redemption” or what Paul means when he says in Galatians 5 “It is for freedom that Christ set us free.”
I’ll post a link when my story is published. Fr. Gutierrez recently had eye surgery, so he was wearing the dark glasses to protect his eyes from bright lights.