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Introduction In recent decades starting from the notion of a ‘public theology’, several authors have argued in favour of the publicization of theology. This is due to Martin Marty’s elaboration of the concept, first used in an article on the thought of Reinhold Niebuhr, published in 1974. For

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156973210X526391 International Journal of Public Theology 4 (2010) 410–425 brill.nl/ijpt Public Theology and Music Robin Gill University of Kent, UK Abstract This article argues that music may be an effective but under-explored metaphor for

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The rubric of ‘public theology’ has had a remarkable trajectory in the past few decades; it clearly has captured the imaginations of many theologians for whom it served and continues to serve as shorthand for a form of theology especially needed in these times. In addition to a growing body of

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Introduction This article started with a hunch that the emerging field of public theology depends to a significant extent on a state-centric paradigm for understanding itself and its interactions. The hunch is, of course, countered by the fact that significant theological traditions in

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Introduction Public theology is a theological paradigm which has developed in recent years with a special dynamic. Its relationship to the traditional approaches of political ethics has not yet been investigated thoroughly enough, even though both are closely linked. The word ‘politics’ comes

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* I am grateful to my Graduate Assistant, Vince Le, who made an analysis of this material possible. Introduction This article aims to explore the relationship between primary empirical research and the nature of public theology. By empirical research I mean the gathering of information by

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Can public theology become more than merely theology in public ? Can public theology provide added value for the public ? For more than a decade now creative public theologians have been constructing a public theology which confidently articulates Christian commitments regarding our gracious

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are resourceful for carving out new insights for lived theology. 6 Further, black church historian Adam Bond notes that narratives have been characteristic in African American public theology and should be taken seriously in a praxis-oriented study for contemporary implications. 7 Narratives may be

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Introduction From an historical point of view ecological theology and public theology seem to be two different theological movements flourishing rather independently. The former originated primarily in 1960s (with certain pioneers before that) in response to the ecological crisis; the latter

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/156973211X562732 International Journal of Public Theology 5 (2011) 127–142 brill.nl/ijpt On the Conversation Between Theologians and Economists: A Contribution to Public Theology Aloys Wijngaards, Toine van den Hoogen and Jan Peil Radboud

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