(De)coloniality and religious practices: liberating hope; edited by Valburga Schmiedt Streck, Júlio Cézar Adam and Cláudio CarvalhaesVol. 2 (2021)
(De)coloniality and religious practices: liberating hope
Proceedings of the IAPT Brazil conference 2019
This book bears the fruits of the IAPT Conference that happened in Sao Leopoldo, Brazil in 2019. A first time gathering in Latin America, the conference called on the theme of decoloniality, challenging the ways in which Christianity’s thinking and doing are both marked by coloniality but also by many forms of liberation. This book is a collection of the talks given in that conference covering the theoretical aspects of decoloniality as well as three main themes that ran through the event: 1) Decolonizing theological concepts and practices: reflection on theories, methods and approaches of decoloniality, investigating relations with the economy, genders and sexualities, forms of subjectivities and knowledges as well as the earth itself; 2) Religious Practices, cultures and spirituality: exploration of the roles of practical theologies in diverse global contexts as well as diverse practices and religious pluralism; 3) Liberating Hope: practical theology in action: examination of the counter-cultural theology in churches located on different contexts and borders, interreligious transformations, beauty and the body as it relates to the image of God.
Cover painting: Exodus by Flávio Scholles. Acessible in: www.fscholles.net
Reforming practical theology. The politics of body and space; edited by Auli Vähäkangas, Sivert Angel, Kirstine Helboe JohansenVol. 1 (2019)
Proceedings of the IAPT Oslo conference 2017
The 2017 IAPT took place in Oslo, which during that year celebrated the 500 years anniversary of the Lutheran reformation. With this Nordic story as a context, and with participants from all over the world, the conference asked how practical theology should be done now, in light of the reforming processes, both spiritual, social and cultural that face us globally and locally. Both in catholic and protestant theological traditions, the relationship between theology and politics has been a central question. Issues like social justice, climate change and citizenships are at the centre of national and international politics. These issues correspondingly confront practical theology with the question of how politics reforms theology and how theology reforms politics. In this book, challenges from the intersections of politics and theology were explicitly tied to questions of body and space. By varied theoretical perspectives and by the range of empirical material presented, the papers included in this volume express the diversity of ways today’s practical theology responds to these challenges.