TITLE

MARGINALISATION, MANCHESTER AND THE SCOPE OF PUBLIC THEOLOGY

AUTHOR(S)
Atherton, John
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Studies in Christian Ethics;2004, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reflections on contemporary national and global change, including its implications for marginalisation, are developed through an appreciation of Manchester as a fulcrum of such processes, and in critical conversation with Ronald Preston's social theology. The reflections also suggest key features of a contemporary public theology. These are elaborated in the second part of the article with references to an emerging substantive public theology agenda through reflections on a bias for inclusivity, the nature of the human, and the procedures for religious interventions in the public square. The article concludes with a brief consideration of Manchester's central role in developing such a public theology, and the latter's emerging character as promoting connections.
ACCESSION #
14202889

 

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