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With Whose Voice and What Language?

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Public Theology in a Mediated Public

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In a world with a plurality of religious voices available from a variety of different media, sources are not always reliable, good or accurate. This article focuses on three areas to ensure that theology retains a public voice: First, we need to ensure that we have a public voice which is prophetic and precautionary, proactive and reactive. We need to speak against the status quo where necessary, cautioning against potential ethical and moral pitfalls as well as dealing with such situations where they arise in a timely fashion. Secondly, whenever we make theological statements in public we must use language which is unambiguous and yet as inclusive as possible. While it is important to retain our identity as a distinctive community, we should not seek to isolate ourselves. Lastly, we must make use of the various platforms offered to us by media, both traditional and new in order to engage in discussion and debate.

Affiliations: 1: University of EdinburghUKUniversity of StellenboschSouth


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