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Title: A Brief Genealogy of Public Theology, Or Doing Theology when it seems nobody is listening …
Authors: Mannion, Gerard # ×
Issue Date: 2009
Series Title: Annali di Studi Religiosi vol:10 pages:121-154
Abstract: This paper seeks to introduce the background to public theology, offering some reflections upon its origins, history, methodologies, as well as the recent state of public theology as a sub-discipline in its own right. After a brief discussion of the scope and definitions of public theology, the paper will offer a genealogical account of the origins and development of what is today termed ‘public theology’, throughout key periods of the history of the church. A discussion of the emergence of the sense of public theology as a sub-discipline in its own right in the later stages of the twentieth century will follow. Then, the paper will offer a tentative ‘typology’ of recent forms of public theology, before offering some suggestive conclusions concerning the most fruitful direction in which theological contributions to the wider public arena might progress.
ISSN: 1592-5927
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: AT
Appears in Collections:Research Unit Systematic Theology - miscellaneous
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