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POLITICAL POPULISM AND THEOLOGICAL DISCOURSE

Nr: 501
Fach: MRÖ
Art: Vorlesung
Semesterwochenstunden: 2
Dozenten: Flett
Verwendbarkeit: AM MRÖ, BM MRÖ, WB
Termin: Zeit: 11.15-13.00 Uhr Termine: mittwochs und donnerstags
Ort: Ort: mittwochs Raum 5, donnerstags Raum 4
Hinweise:

Die Veranstaltung findet in der Zeit vom 5.5.-14.6.18 statt

Inhalt

Populisms, the rise of the alt-right, politics trading on the worst of human emotion, overt discrimination against minorities and religious or cultural difference, such is the context of our contemporary western theological discourse. And it is a theological discourse. Especially as it has developed within the US American context, a good number of theologies have been affirmed in support of the political developments. One finds reference to the ‘warrior Christ’ and more apocalyptic forms of eschatology, to concepts of sin limited to individual responsibility, and to a hermeneutic which draws links between the biblical text and founding documents of the state. This Vorlesung surveys a number of political concerns and corresponding missiological reflections on those issues as a way of constructing alternate theological positions for an alternative politics. Topics under investigation include: Religious Vision and Policy Advocacy, Racism and the Evangelical Vote, Secularisation and Religious Pluralism, Globalisation, Migration and Refugees, Multiculturalism, Identity Politics, and the Critique, Terror and its Interpretation, Social Media, Epistemology, and “Post-Truth,” Contours of a Positive Theological Response.

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2 LP

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