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Orthodoxy, History And Theology: Recontextualisation And Its Descriptive And Programmatic Features

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This chapter introduces one of the leading concepts of the interdisciplinary research the authors have conducted in the past few years concerning the nature and determination of theological truth: "recontextualisation". It first illustrates how history and context became important in modern theological models to think the constitutive historical embeddedness of Christian identity and the development of tradition. It then sheds light more closely on the category of recontextualisation, and the way it radicalises modern theological intuitions. The chapter argues that the concept of "recontextualisation" is itself to be considered as the outcome of a postmodern "recontextualisation" of modern correlation theologies, and the way they relate to the current context. Finally it clarifies how, from such a contemporary attempt at recontextualisation, questions about the particularity of Christian truth claims arise, inviting us to reconsider the relation between theological truth, history and narrativity.

Keywords: Christian identity; Christian truth; modern correlation theologies; recontextualisation; theological truth

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