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Intercultural Theology and the Historicity of Thinking: Reconstructing the Current German Discussion in Philosophical Perspective

Issue: Vol 1 No. 1 (2017)

Journal: Interreligious Studies and Intercultural Theology

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DOI: 10.1558/isit.31380


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

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