Intercultural Theology and the Historicity of Thinking: Reconstructing the Current German Discussion in Philosophical Perspective
Issue: Vol 1 No. 1 (2017)
In this article, I analyze the German-speaking discussion on the discipline of Intercultural Theology. Among others, I criticize Schmidt-Leukel’s suggestion to define it as interreligious theology. This definition being somewhat arbitrary, I suggest reconstructing it under the parameters of philosophical and cultural insights that acknowledge the historicity of thinking and the ethnocentricity of justification. This move allows to allows “transmission-centered approaches” to be replaced by “context-sensitive” ones that honor the subject status of the Christian Other.
Author: Dirk-Martin Grube