Covid-19: New normals, old platforms

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This essay brings the call for mediating theologies into the context of Covid-19. What might happen if theologians and hermeneuts change their spots in response to the "new normals" that Covid-19 has ushered in? What if, theologians and scriptural critics do not by default call up old norm(al)s to provide answers and resolutions for Covid-19? What if, identity politics and contextual commitments are not "testing stations" for deciding which is the "epicenter" of theology and hermeneutics? What if, theologians and scriptural critics, coming from different contexts that they do not share much less appreciate, shift from debating about topics and themes and rather gather at platforms (like they used to do at waterholes) where their interests and insights could inter-infect? what if ...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDIAting Theology
EditorsJione Havea
Place of PublicationLeipzig
PublisherEvangelische Verlagsanstalt GmbH
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783374068128
ISBN (Print)9783374068111
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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NameContactZone Explorations in Intercultural Theology


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