Secular Theology?

Antipodean Annotations


  • Mike Grimshaw University of Canterbury



Secular Theology, Critical Theory


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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How to Cite

Grimshaw, M. (2010). Secular Theology? Antipodean Annotations. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 39(3), 63–75.