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Martin Wein

In History of the Jews in the Bohemian Lands, Martin Wein traces the interaction of Czechs and Jews, but also of Christian German-speakers, Slovaks, and other groups in the Bohemian lands and in Czechoslovakia throughout the first half of the twentieth century. This period saw accelerated nation-building and nation-cleansing in the context of hegemony exercised by a changing cast of great powers, namely Austria-Hungary, France, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union. The author examines Christian-Jewish and inner-Jewish relations in various periods and provinces, including in Subcarpathian Ruthenia, emphasizing interreligious alliances of Jews with Protestants, such as T. G. Masaryk, and political parties, for example a number of Social Democratic ones. The writings of Prague’s Czech-German-Jewish founders of theories of nationalism, Hans Kohn, Karl W. Deutsch, and Ernest Gellner, help to interpret this history.

Patrik Hagman and Liisa Mendelin

activism is related to community-building and the way conflicting motives among activists can be handled. Activism can also bring important insights to the way Christian asceticism is perceived, however, by providing a present-day framework for a focused intentional way of life. We will thus show that

Stephen B. Roberts

theology must be subject to critical discussion and because global capitalism has a particular propensity to undermine real liberty with illusions of freedom. Two critical questions present themselves here. The first relates to Adorno’s critique: can you actually promote real human freedom without an

D. Etienne de Villiers

brief sketch of two different kinds of critical response to whiteness in the present South African society. In the third part the challenges the present debate on whiteness pose to public theology in South Africa are identified and discussed. 2 Whiteness in the Democratic South Africa The

Patrick Kofi Amissah

social justice as one of the lenses through which Ghanaians must view this scandal. The Bible thus acquired a public role. In September 2015, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, an investigative journalist, petitioned the Chief Justice of Ghana to dismiss some judges. In support of his request he presented evidence from

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

Myles Werntz

will present the work of William Stringfellow as an alternative to these options, both of which diminish the particularity of ecclesial life in the attempt to fully embrace Christ’s full victory over the powers of death. It is my contention that Stringfellow provides a way to articulate a Christian

Clive Pearson

uniformity of expectation within the ranks of those who whose work originated in the countries where a public theology first appeared. Now there is a greater recognition of insights arising out of a world Christianity that is aligning itself with a public theology. The present is also a period in which

Jason K. Chambers

America. The second edition contains new chapter summaries as well as forty new images and maps. The authors have attempted to provide an honest description of the histories and present conditions of Christianity around the world. This book proves most helpful perhaps for public theology in its

Clive Pearson

, both in terms of origin (Finland and Ghana) as well as resources in the Christian tradition (asceticism and an entrepreneurial ecclesiology) not usually associated with a public theology. Patrik Hagman has worked with a former student / now journalist Liisa Mendelin on presenting a rather unusual