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Doing public theology in the anthropocene towards life-creating theology

Johann-Albrecht Meylahn

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 36, No 3 (2015), 10 pages. doi: 10.4102/ve.v36i3.1443

Submitted: 28 February 2015
Published:  06 October 2015


If one presumes that we are today living in the anthropocene, how does this challenge the doing of public theology? What is the calling of a public theologian in the anthropocene? To be able to answer these questions, this article shortly described the anthropocene and then sought to unpack a possible doing of theology in a particular local context, within the time of the anthropocene, creating (poiesis) a deconstructive space for possible resurrection life to emerge.

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Johann-Albrecht Meylahn, Department of Practical Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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