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Postfoundational practical theology as public Christol̶o̶g̶y̶

Johann-Albrecht Meylahn
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 35, No 2 | a875 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v35i2.875 | © 2014 Johann-Albrecht Meylahn | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 June 2013 | Published: 06 August 2014

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


This article aimed to provide a critical appreciation of a postfoundational practical theology as developed by Julian Müller and a further exploration of this approach towards a public Christology. The logos of Christology is crossed out, but not erased as it is not a new theory or system or dogma, but rather a spirituality. Such a public Christology was unpacked as a postmetaphysical reformed spirituality in the three publics of academia, society and church.


Postfoundational Theology; Derrida; Laruelle; Postmetaphysics; Heidegger; Lived religion; Praxis; Communicative Action


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