From the Sacristy to the Public Square The Public Character of Theology
Author: Zabatiero, Júlio Paulo Tavares
Source: International Journal of Public Theology, Volume 6, Number 1, 2012 , pp. 56-69(14)
Abstract:Abstract This article is a study of the public role of Christian theology in contemporary democratic societies. It focuses on the role of theologians as intellectuals in the public square, as defenders of values like justice, democracy and peace. After a brief reflection on Brazilian experiences of the presence of Christians in public debates, it discusses the role of intellectuals such as Habermas, Bourdieu, Said, Bauman and others.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2012-01-01