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Prophetic Witness: An Appropriate Contemporary Mode of Public Discourse? (Theology in the Public Square / Theologie in der Offentlichkeit #1)

Prophetic Witness: An Appropriate Contemporary Mode of Public Discourse? (Theology in the Public Square / Theologie in der Offentlichkeit #1)

Current price: $29.95
Publication Date: December 31st, 2011
Publisher:
LIT Verlag
ISBN:
9783643900449
Pages:
200
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Description

The role of religious prophetic witness in the public discourse of modern civil societies is a vital question, not only for the churches, but for society as a whole. Is it still appropriate for churches to make use of prophetic witness as a mode of public discourse in contemporary democratic societies? Can biblical tradition be a referential source for prophetic public statements of the churches in highly debated political questions? Or must public discourse in pluralistic societies be strictly grounded in purely reason-based arguments? This book deals with these questions in a multi-disciplinary perspective, looking at historical settings of biblical texts and discussing contemporary issues and contexts. (Series: Theology in the Public Square/Theologie in der Offentlichkeit - Vol. 1)