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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Schreiter, Robert J.
Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, c1997
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert J Schreiter
|Notes:||"This book is a revised edition of lectures given at the University of Frankfurt in the autumn of 1995"--Introd.|
|Description:||xii, 140 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||1. Globalization and the Contexts of Theology --
2. Intercultural Hermeneutics: Issues and Prospects --
3. Changing Concepts of Culture and Intercultural Theology --
4. Religious Identity: Synthesis and Syncretism --
5. The Future of Contextual Theology in Europe --
6. Liberation Theology Between Resistance and Reconstruction --
7. The New Catholicity.
|Series Title:||Faith and cultures series.|
|Responsibility:||Robert J. Schreiter.|
In Schreiter's view, a deep irony, perhaps even a paradox, is concealed within the riddle of globalization. Such forces as feminist, liberation, ecological, and global theological movements find their counterparts in antiglobalism, ethnification, and primitivism. Liberation thought in a post-Soviet world seeks to be more realistic about economics but finds "reformist gradualism" a bitter pill to swallow. Intercultural theologies find analogous difficulties when they attend to "integrated" as opposed to "globalized" concepts of culture. The seeming polar opposition of [bad] "syncretism" and [good] "synthesis" in the context of changing religious identities end up much less amenable to simple value judgments than they once appeared to be.