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Public Theology
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The term “public theology,” of recent vintage, is often compared and contrasted with “civil religion” and “political theology.” But each has a distinct genealogy, and each entails a particular set of assumptions and implications. Moreover, each of these differs from the Scriptures, confessions, and practices of various Christian traditions, …

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Stackhouse, Max L., “Public Theology”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_P.181>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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