Secular Theology?

Antipodean Annotations

Authors

  • Mike Grimshaw University of Canterbury

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.v39i3.007

Keywords:

Secular Theology, Critical Theory

Abstract

A response from an antipodean perspective to the discussion on Secular theology conducted in the CSSR Bulletin April-September 2008. The article enages with the essays on secular theology, suggests the use of para- as a prefeix rather than post- for 'post-secular' and further suggests rethinking secular theology as a series of approaches in common with critical theory. It argues for a rethinking of secular theology as a series of approaches perhaps best conducted from the social sciences.

Author Biography

Mike Grimshaw, University of Canterbury

Senior Lecturer Religious Studies School of Social & Political Sciences

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Published

2010-09-25

How to Cite

Grimshaw, M. (2010). Secular Theology? Antipodean Annotations. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 39(3), 63–75. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.v39i3.007

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