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Contextual Theology
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[German Version]

I. Systematic Theology – II. Missiology

I. Systematic Theology

“Contextual theology” denotes that form of theological work, with a primarily inductive approach, for which the deliberate inclusion of the cultural and religious environment as the starting point and goal of theological reflection is constitutive. Unlike a local theology, i.e. a theology defined simply by its cultural setting, contextual theology takes its cultural determination self-reflexively into account, claiming …

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Collet, Giancarlo and Küster, Volker, “Contextual Theology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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