Furthering Humanity: A Theology of Culture

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Ashgate, 2004 - 283 Seiten
How should we reflect theologically about culture? Tim Gorringe presents a threefold, and interrelated, reflection organised around culture, power and mission. First, Gorringe interrogates culture through contemporary cultural studies but also through the contribution of the great eighteenth century theologian, J.G. Herder. He concludes by considering the question of cultural imperialism. Secondly, Gorringe asks where power is located in culture, and how the church relates to that, arguing that the central theses of liberation theology are far from dead. The third part turns to questions of mission, asking whether this is morally feasible in a culturally pluralist world and considering the implications of Samuel Huntington's notorious thesis of the 'clash of civilizations'. Gorringe argues that mission is in fact a vital part of a respectful multicultural society.

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Timothy Gorringe taught in India, Oxford and St Andrews before taking up his current position as Professor of Theological Studies at Exeter University. Most recent publications: Karl Barth: Against Hegemony (OUP 1999); The Education of Desire (SCM 2001); A Theology Of the Built Environment (CUP 2002).

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