Interruption and Imagination
Public Theology in Times of Crisis
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"A timely contribution to public theology: constructing theology with its response to environmental, moral, and political conditions of the day, challenging public debate from theological perspectives, and enhancing Christian public responsibility, particularly in the glocal public sphere. It demonstrates the necessity and significance of theological voice in public issues, not only in reflection and statement, but also in practical action, including under unjust circumstances. Indeed, theology makes a difference to our common world."
--Zhibin Xie, Professor of Christian Philosophy and Ethics, Tongji University, Shanghai; author of Religious Diversity and Public Religion in China
"Fretheim's work shows how an imaginative public theology might fashion a constructive Christian engagement with contemporary issues in service to the common good. Anyone interested in what public theology is, and what inspiration it might offer in times of crisis, should read this book."
--David Tombs, Howard Paterson Chair of Theology and Public Issues, University of Otago
"Fretheim provides an excellent examination of how public theology can be a facilitator of sociopolitical transformation in a time of crisis. This volume critically discusses public theology by exploring the key implications of the Kairos Document. Fretheim argues that to do public theology is to seek interruption through thought-provoking perspectives and to create imagination of the public sphere by expanding its boundaries across academic disciplines. This volume is a must-read for students and scholars of theology, sociology, ethics, and political sciences."
--Sebastian Kim, Professor; Chair in Theology and Public Life, School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy, York St. John University