The future of theology at a public university

Show simple item record Ford, David F. 2018-05-21T05:57:46Z 2018-05-21T05:57:46Z 2017-11-27
dc.description.abstract In exploring the future of theological reflection at a public university, the Irish Anglican theologian David Ford considers the study of theology in university settings that are multireligious and multi-secular. He discusses the responsibilities of such universities with regard to the religions, and how they can be healthily diverse places with a pluralism of multiple depths. He proposes an understanding of theological reflection as a wisdom-seeking inquiry open to all as the preferable approach in such universities. Against the background of appreciative remarks on contextual trends and developments within theological reflection worldwide and other profound engagements such as between Christian thought and philosophy, the human and natural sciences, but also with new voices such as women’s, postcolonial and marginalised groups, Ford describes his viewpoint on the practice of Scriptural Reasoning. In his description, Ford indicates how such a practice at a public university can shape a better future in which the societal importance of religion in a healthily plural world is respected. It entails the taking on of specific responsibilities by the public universities, acknowledging their privileged spaces within our societies and fostering a healthy pluralism of multiple depths. INTRDISCIPLINARY AND/OR INTERDISCIPLINARY IMPLICATIONS : In exploring the future of theological reflection at a public university, the article addresses the philosophical, theological and educational fields of reflection within an integrated perspective developed from a wisdomseeking practice, namely, Scriptural Reasoning to establish and justify the societal significance of such reflection for ensuring a healthy pluralism with multiple depths in a plural world. en_ZA
dc.description.department Dogmatics and Christian Ethics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Ford, D.F., 2017, ‘The future of theology at a public university’, Verbum et Ecclesia 38(1), a1807. https:// en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1609-9982 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2074-7705 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/ve.v38i1.1807
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS OpenJournals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Religions en_ZA
dc.subject Theology en_ZA
dc.subject Public university en_ZA
dc.subject Scriptural Reasoning en_ZA
dc.subject David Ford
dc.subject Christian
dc.subject Public universities
dc.subject.other Theology articles SDG-03
dc.subject.other SDG-03: Good health and well-being
dc.subject.other Theology articles SDG-04
dc.subject.other SDG-04: Quality education
dc.subject.other Theology articles SDG-10
dc.subject.other SDG-10: Reduced inequalities
dc.subject.other Theology articles SDG-16
dc.subject.other SDG-16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
dc.title The future of theology at a public university en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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