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Sebastian Kim

significance of the theme for the development of public theology and for the contemporary South Africa situation in the context of university students’ protests on social justice. The latter issue was heatedly discussed when Barney Pityana presented his plenary paper on ‘public theology in the age of fallism

Timothy Harvie

Qumran, the Sadducees and John the Baptist, a picture of Jesus’s proclamation of the kingdom in ways that utilize apocalyptic, both present and future elements of the kingdom, a liberating involvement for the poor and for women, draw their focus from Jesus’ own person and identity as embodying the


Special Issue—God and the Public Debate

Theo Boer and Frits de Lange

, there is the assumption that not only God-talk and religion can be found in the public domain, but that theology’s task is to ‘discern divine presence’ (John D. Caputo, as presented by Rein Brouwer in this issue). Secondly, this theme invites participants to explicate their own personal questions and

Edited by Dion Forster

approaches to the public theologies in the (Southern) African context. And, finally, Professor Rowan Williams delivered a public lecture in which he presented a textured reflection on historical and contemporary notions of empathy in theology and public life. This lecture built on his 2014 Tanner Lectures

Binsar Jonathan Pakpahan

* This paper is presented for the 5th International Conference on Peace and Reconciliation, on the theme “Who is My Neighbour? Crossing Boundaries of Prejudice and Distrust”, 22–24 June 2015 at York St John University. Some materials are modified and developed from my book: Binsar Pakpahan, God

Peter Manley Scott

translate religious commitments into a publicly acceptable discourse, these * ) This paper was first presented at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Copenhagen (25 May 2009). I am very grateful to Mickey Gjerris, the respondent on that occasion, whose criticisms have forced me to revise and clarify

Andrew Pierce

instructive en route to a conclusion. As the title states, dogmatics goes public at a crossroads, and this junction is omni- present. Our sensitivity to the significance of contextual theology may sometimes cre- ate a sense of chaotically enmeshed and clashing agendas, but Sauter is convinced that we face

Richard A. Davis

; here Moltmann is present in order for a theoretical discussion to take place on the nature of public theology in the American tradition, critical rationality and civil society. The justification for this is that the theoretical work of David Tracy, Max Stackhouse and James Skillen supplements the work

Douglas Pratt

. Christian Smith explores Moralistic Th erapeutic Deism, Jennifer Lindholm investigates the ‘interior’ lives of American College students and a team of four other scholars present their fi ndings of a comparative cross-congregational study. Th e next three sections explore the issue of passing on of faith in

Mary Caygill

people living with HIV infection and AIDS’ (p. 1). What follows in the subsequent fourteen chapters is indeed quality theological reflection contributed by some of the participants who were present at the original consultation along with other international and ecumenical contributors. Each chap- ter is