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Theology in the Public Sphere in the Twenty-First Century

  • Bryan N. Massingale (a1)

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Several decades ago David Tracy wrote that theologians speak to three publics: the academy, the church, and society. Since then many theologians have exhibited, in Tracy's words, “that drive to publicness which constitutes all good theological discourse[,] … a drive from and to those three publics.” 1 Our four roundtable authors discuss how and why theologians engage the public sphere in the twenty-first century. In arguing for the necessity of such engagement, they also draw attention to the promise and perils of doing public theology today.

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1 David Tracy, “Defending the Public Character of Theology,” The Christian Century, April 1, 1981.

2 For the transcript of this speech, see “Obama's 2006 Speech on Faith and Politics,” New York Times, June 21, 2006, http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/28/us/politics/2006obamaspeech.html?_r=0.

3 Tracy, David, The Analogical Imagination (New York: Crossroad, 1986), 108.

4 Sanks, T. Howland, “David Tracy's Theological Project: An Overview and Some Implications,” Theological Studies 54 (1993): 714.

5 Wachtel, Paul L., Race in the Mind of America: Breaking the Vicious Circle between Blacks and Whites (New York: Routledge, 1999).

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