Public Theology and Civil Society: Constructive Formation



In Public Theology and Civil Society, author Paul S. Chung charts the political history of modern democracy and social contract to define the role of Christian public theology in the post-colonial era. Capturing the thought of Rousseau, Kant, and Rawls in reference to the dialectical theory of Hegel and Marx, Chung forges a new model of public theology for today’s society.

"Engaging in an expansive conversation with the thought of major figures in philosophy, political economy, and theology, Paul Chung articulates a compelling argument for a public theology that takes seriously our postcolonial context . . . Chung’s prophetic perspective critiques the hierarchical structures and social stratification that threaten civil society, upholding the values of justice, democracy, and peace among the religions. This book constructs a public theology that engages diverse public spheres toward the creation of a more equitable and diverse society." Craig L. Nessan, Professor of Contextual Theology and Ethics, Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa

"How does political and emancipatory public theology look and function in post-colonial reality? Dr. Chung makes a resounding case for Christian public theology as explicitly ethical theology . . . Dr. Chung’s excavation of some of the root causes and frameworks of oppression invites deep and theologically informed engagement in the affairs of the world." Kirsi Stjerna, Los Angeles/Southwest California Synod Professor of Lutheran History and Theology, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary of California Lutheran University.

Detalles del Libro

ISBN/13: 9781524316662

Num. Páginas: 368

Tamaño: 152 X 228 mm

Encuadernación: Tapa blanda

Año de publicación: 2022

Editorial: EBL Books

Categoría: Filosofía de la religión

Paul S. Chung (Autor)

Paul S. Chung is a distinguished affiliate faculty in Systematic Theology and Interreligious Study at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. His books include Postcolonial Public Theology (Cascade, 2017) and Critical Theory and Political Theology: The Aftermath of Enlightenment (Palgrave, 2019).

Menciones en prensa y otros enlaces:

The Public Theology of Paul Chung