Contextuality and Intercontextuality in Public Theology

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Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, Florian Höhne, Tobias Reitmeier (Eds.)

(Proceedings from the Bamberg Conference 23.-25.06.2011)

ISBN 978-3-643-90189-7
Band-Nr. 4
Jahr 2013
Seiten 368
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Theology in the Public Square/Theologie in der Öffentlichkeit


All over the world, the term „Public Theology“ has become a heading for
theological discussion on the public relevance of Christian traditions and
the public mission of Christian communities. What does public engagement
look like in contexts as diverse as South Africa, Brazil, Oceania, Europe
and North America? What are the different challenges and how can theology
and ecclesial praxis meet them? Are there widespread, intercontextual
features to all contextual Public Theologies? Questions like these were
discussed during an international conference in Bamberg in June 2011 under
the title „Contextuality and Intercontextuality in Public Theology“. This
volume brings together the contributions from the conference and offers
some answers to the questions posed above.

Prof. Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm was professor of Systematic Theology and
director of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Research Centre for Public Theology at
the University of Bamberg until 2011. He is currenty bishop of the
Lutheran Church in Bavaria (Germany). He continues to be extraordinary
professor at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Stellenbosch and
honorary professor at the University of Bamberg.

Florian Höhne is a research associate and lecturer for the Systematic
Theology Chair and the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Research Centre for Public
Theology in Bamberg.

Tobias Reitmeier is working as a research associate at the Dietrich
Bonhoeffer Research Centre for Public Theology in Bamberg.