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In Schreiter's view, a deep irony, perhaps even a paradox, is concealed within the riddle of globalization. Such forces as feminist, liberation, ecological, and global theological movements find their counterparts in anti-globalism, ethnification, and primitivism. Liberation thought in a post-Soviet world seeks to be more realistic about economics but finds "reformist gradualism" a bitter pill to swallow. Intercultural theologies find analogous difficultieswhen they attend to "integrated" as opposed to "globalized" concepts of culture. The seeming polar opposition of [bad] "syncretism" and [good] "synthesis" in the context of changing religious indentities end up much less amenable to simple value judgments than they once appeared to be. Orbis Books, 140 pages. Paperback.
Format: Paperback Vendor: Orbis Books Publication Date: 1997
ISBN: 157075120X ISBN-13: 9781570751202 Availability: Available to ship on or about 08/09/14.
Following his widely acclaimed "Constructing Local Theologies", Robert J. Schreiter's "The New Catholicity" takes a close look at the issues that are reshaping theology today. Schreiter proposes that an expanded concept of catholicity can meet the challenge of forming a theology that can cohere between the opposites of "global" and "local".
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