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From the Sacristy to the Public Square The Public Character of Theology

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AbstractThis article is a study of the public role of Christian theology in contemporary democratic societies. It focuses on the role of theologians as intellectuals in the public square, as defenders of values like justice, democracy and peace. After a brief reflection on Brazilian experiences of the presence of Christians in public debates, it discusses the role of intellectuals such as Habermas, Bourdieu, Said, Bauman and others.

Affiliations: 1: Faculdade Unida Vitória Brazil, URL:


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