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 Globalizing Civil Religion and Public Theology

Steven M. Tipton

in Religion in Global Civil Society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195188356
eISBN:
9780199785247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188356.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay analyzes the intersections of civil religion and public theology with globalization. It explores two possibilities: the development of an international world-polity and the persistence of ... More


Not Translation, but Conversation: Theology in Public Debate about Euthanasia

Nigel Biggar

in Religious Voices in Public Places

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566624
eISBN:
9780191722042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566624.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter opposes the secularist view that religious or theological speech should be banned from public discourse or translated into publicly accessible language. First, it presents an argument ... More


In Search of a Transforming Public Theology: Drinking from the Wells of Black Theology

Nico Koopman

in Contesting Post-Racialism: Conflicted Churches in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462005
eISBN:
9781626745094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462005.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter challenges Public Theology to draw on the emphasis within Black Theology on the involvement of God in the affairs of this world, and specifically the notion that God reveals Godself as ... More


Ernst Troeltsch and Liberal Theology: Religion and Cultural Synthesis in Wilhelmine Germany

Mark Chapman

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246427
eISBN:
9780191697593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246427.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This book discusses the ethical implications of German liberal theology in the early years of the 20th century. It seeks to understand a much neglected period on its own terms. The leading figure, ... More


Alternative Viewpoint: Edwards and Philosophy

Magdaléna Ševčíková

in Understanding Jonathan Edwards: An Introduction to America's Theologian

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373431
eISBN:
9780199871681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373431.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The chapter explores three major philosophical themes in Edwards—being, knowledge and will—that represent challenges to theological and pragmatic positions taken today. It concludes that Edwards’s ... More


‘Seeking the welfare of the city’: Public Theology as Radical Action

Andrew Bradstock

in Radical Christian Voices and Practice: Essays in Honour of Christopher Rowland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599776
eISBN:
9780191738340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599776.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter presents a critical overview of ‘public theology,’ recognizing that, although the term is new, what it describes reflects the historic calling of the Christian church to seek to make a ... More


Christian Witness in the Public Sphere:: Some Lessons and Residual Challenges from the Recent Political History of Ghana

Kwame Bediako

in The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West, and the World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195177282
eISBN:
9780199835812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177282.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the role of Christian churches, leaders and ideas in the democratization of Africa, with a focus on Ghana. The author argues first that African Christianity needs to be ... More


Public Theology: A Feminist View of Political Subjectivity and Praxis

Rosemary P. Carbine

in Questioning the Human: Toward a Theological Anthropology for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257522
eISBN:
9780823261567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257522.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter takes up the challenge of non-Western voices for theology’s political relevance, more specifically for elaborating a constructive feminist public theology. Rosemary P. Carbine critically ... More


Doing God: Theos and Public Theology

Matthew Engelke

in God's Agents: Biblical Publicity in Contemporary England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520280465
eISBN:
9780520957107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280465.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Chapter 4 shifts attention in the book to Theos, the Bible Society’s “public theology think tank.” Theos was launched in 2006 and was in many ways the most visible and stable platform for Bible ... More


Interpretations V: Edwards and Contemporary Theology

Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

in The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791606
eISBN:
9780199932290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.003.0044
Subject:
Religion, Theology

As Edwards's work is becoming better known, more contemporary theologians are beginning to use parts of his theological project to assist their own. Some, such as H. Richard Niebuhr in the ... More


Private Church and Public Theology

John Halsey Wood

in Going Dutch in the Modern Age: Abraham Kuyper's Struggle for a Free Church in the Netherlands

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199920389
eISBN:
9780199980383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199920389.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Kuyper’s new construal of church and state raised a further question. Kuyper’s secession church looked like a sect except for one obvious fact: its leading light was “Holland’s Foremost Citizen” (as ... More


Public Theology, Society, and America

Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

in The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791606
eISBN:
9780199932290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.003.0032
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Edwards not only provided philosophical reasoning for the Christian's engagement with society beyond the church, but argued that social engagement is necessary to faith, and active concern for the ... More


‘I have Writ, I have Acted, I have Peace’

Christopher Rowland

in Radical Christian Voices and Practice: Essays in Honour of Christopher Rowland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599776
eISBN:
9780191738340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599776.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

Radicalism is at the heart of Christianity’s foundational documents in the New Testament. This chapter is an attempt to embrace the various contributions to the subject contained in this book. First, ... More


Radical Christian Voices and Practice: Essays in Honour of Christopher Rowland

Zoë Bennett and David B. Gowler (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599776
eISBN:
9780191738340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599776.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This book is a Festschrift in honour of Professor Christopher Rowland, the Dean Ireland’s Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford. The use of the Bible has been ... More


Being Young, Active, and Faithful: Black Youth Activism Reshaping Black Christian Social Witness

Almeda M. Wright

in The Spiritual Lives of Young African Americans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190664732
eISBN:
9780190678951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190664732.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

Chapter 5 continues exploring alternatives to fragmented spirituality by drawing connections between historical and contemporary models of American public theology and activism. Is Black youth ... More


Going Dutch in the Modern Age: Abraham Kuyper's Struggle for a Free Church in the Netherlands

John Halsey Wood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199920389
eISBN:
9780199980383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199920389.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The nineteenth century witnessed a transition from the ancienrégime to the “age of mobilization,” from an organically and hierarchically connected society to a fragmented society based on mass ... More


Introduction

Alexander Chow

in Chinese Public Theology: Generational Shifts and Confucian Imagination in Chinese Christianity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198808695
eISBN:
9780191846229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808695.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This introductory chapter sets the stage for the book, outlining its key concerns and methodological approaches. It proposes two methodological tools—generational shifts and Confucian imagination—and ... More


Chinese Public Theology: Generational Shifts and Confucian Imagination in Chinese Christianity

Alexander Chow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198808695
eISBN:
9780191846229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808695.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

It has been widely recognized that Christianity is the fastest growing religion in one of the last communist-run countries of the world: the People’s Republic of China. Yet it would be a mistake to ... More


Doing Public Theology: Archibald J. Carey Jr. and the ministry of Politics

Dennis C. Dickerson

in African American Preachers and Politics: The Careys of Chicago

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734270
eISBN:
9781621030874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734270.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

After years of being involved in community and civil rights, Archibald J. Carey Jr. was drawn into the political arena as a candidate for public office, as a party operative, and as a federal ... More


Trials and Triumphs of Biblical Feminism

Brantley W. Gasaway

in Progressive Evangelicals and the Pursuit of Social Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617725
eISBN:
9781469617749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617725.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes the emergence of contemporary biblical feminism in the progressive evangelical movement, highlighting their public theology and biblical interpretations for gender ... More


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