Enacting a public theology

Clive Pearson (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited bookpeer-review


The practice of a public theology is to identify issues that require attention for the sake of a civil society and the flourishing of all. In diverse ways the writers of Enacting a Public Theology recognise that the present is a volatile moment in time. The publication explores the loss of confidence in the contemporary expressions of democracy; the climate emergency accompanies the dawn of the Anthropocene; the migration of people raises concerns to do with identity, belonging and where is home; the invasion of land wrongly described as terra nullius and then invaded demands a deepened praxis of reconciliation between first and second peoples; and lastly there is an urgent need to speak into the situation of those pushed to the margins because of HIV/Aids. Enacting a Public Theology represents the thinking of writers from Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand. It is both local and global in its concern. Each one of the contributors participated in the triennial gathering of the Global Network of Public Theology held in Stellenbosch in 2016.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSouth Africa
PublisherSUN MeDIA
Number of pages133
ISBN (Electronic)9781928314684
ISBN (Print)9781928314677
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019


Dive into the research topics of 'Enacting a public theology'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this