This book presents theological, cultural, ecclesial, and hermeneutical explorations from a specific context-Australia. It invites reimagining of theology and hermeneutics against the horizons of indigeneity and sovereignty, contingencies of context, feminist theologies, multiculturalism and intercultural theologies, sexual abuse and ecclesial cover-ups, suicide and worship, tradition(ing)s and betrayal, art and popular cultures, climate effects and climate (in) justice, disability theories, Islamic insights, migration and the images of home, and heaps of contextual matters in between. The chapters are organized into three sections: (1) Roots presents some of the starting points for contextual thinking in Australia and beyond; (2) Wounds attends to the demands of "bodies on the line" upon theological, biblical, and ecclesial engagements; and (3) Shifts pokes at thinkers and critics.
Edited by Jione Havea - Contributions by Jione Havea; Mark G. Brett; Anita J. Monro; Chris Budden; John G. Flet...
List of Figures
Part 1: Roots
2.Postcolonial Colonialism and its Multiple Contexts of Solidarity
Mark G. Brett
3.A Kaleidoscopic Vessel Sailing a Kyriarchal Ocean: The Third Wave Feminist Theologies of Women-Church (1987-2007)
Anita J. Monro
4.The Reason We Do Not Hear: Theology Struggling with its Colonial Location
5.Multiculturalism as Theology and Policy: The Challenges and Possibilities
John G. Flett
Part 2: Wounds
6.Grace and Disgraced: Child Sexual Abuse and the Holy Roman Catholic Australian Church
Cristina Lledo Gomez
7.When Easter Dawns and All is Not Well: A Pastoral Encounter with Disappointment
8.Faithfulness or Betrayal? Tradition in "Geriatric Assemblies"
Part 3: Shifts
9.Images of Jesus and Masculinity in the Work of the Artist Reg Mombassa
10.Climate as Context
11.Reframing the Way We Read the Glorified (Veiled) Moses at Sinai and Corinth
12.Who is the "Us"? Shifting the Audience for Christ's Sake
13.Reimagining Home: Migration and Identity in a Changing Climate
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