Following Jesus in Invaded Space: Doing Theology on Aboriginal Land (Paperback)Chris Budden (author)
Paperback 188 Pages / Published: 27/07/2011
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Christianity is never just about beliefs but habits and practices-for better or worse. Theology always reflects the social location of the theologian-including her privileges and prejudices-all the time working with a particular, often undisclosed, notion of what is normal. Therefore theology is never "neutral"-it defends particular constructions of reality, and it promotes certain interests. Following Jesus in Invaded Space asks what-and whose-interests theology protects when it is part of a community that invaded the land of Indigenous peoples. Developing a theological method and position that self-consciously acknowledges the church's role in occupying Aboriginal land in Australia, it dares to speak of God, church, and justice in the context of past history and continuing dispossession. Hence, a "Second people's theology" emerges through constant and careful attention to experiences of invasion and dis-location brought into dialogue with the theological landscape or tradition of the church.
Publisher: James Clarke & Co Ltd
Number of pages: 188
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 11 mm
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