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Doing public theology in the anthropocene towards life-creating theology

Johann-Albrecht Meylahn
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 36, No 3 | a1443 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v36i3.1443 | © 2015 Johann-Albrecht Meylahn | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 February 2015 | Published: 06 October 2015

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


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.


Anthropocene: Life-giving; Radical Theology;


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