Voices from the Borderland: Re-Imagining Cross-Cultural Urban Theology in the Twenty-First Century

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  • Copyright: 2014-08-08
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Voices from the Borderland brings urban theology into a transformative dialogue with the dynamic urban world of the 21st century. As a result of many years of intimate engagement with British urban experience the author suggests that urban theology should be a theology for progressive change. This book breaks new ground by linking together five models of urban theological reflection which have, to date, existed in self-enclosed 'camps' (Urban Liberation Theology, Urban Black Theology, Reformist Urban Theology, Globalisation Urban Theology and Post-religious Urban Theology). The author argues that a new chapter must be opened in urban theology which moves beyond current models towards a more fluid, inclusive and dynamic metropolitan theology. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Chris Shannahan is Research Fellow in Urban Theology at the University of Birmingham. He has been an inner city Methodist Minister of sixteen years and his taught Urban and Practical Theology at the Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, the University of Birmingham and Newman College University in Birmingham.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Experience and Analysis
Introductionp. 3
A New Urban Worldp. 15
Looking for Meaning in the Fourth Worldp. 31
Interrogating Social Theoryp. 46
Resistance to the New Urban Elitep. 56
Pop, Politics and Urban Theologyp. 71
Gospel from the Borderland - Urban Liberation Theologyp. 99
Emancipation Still Comin' - Urban Black Theologyp. 124
God is Gradual - Reformist Urban Theologyp. 158
Going Global - Globalization Urban Theologyp. 188
Faith in a Liquid City - Post-Religious Urban Theologyp. 200
Seeds of a Cross-Cultural Urban Theology of Liberationp. 221
Conclusionp. 245
Notesp. 247
Bibliographyp. 290
Indexp. 309
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