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Cultural Theology
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[German Version]

The term cultural theology refers to the systematic-theological project of elaborating an interpretation of the religious dimension of cultural work and evaluating it against the background of firm theological decisions, or of appreciating and meeting the theological challenges given in a specific social and cultural situation. Thus, three assumptions are mentioned that form the basis of any project of cultural theology. First, one must clarify what is to be understood by “culture,” what realm of phenomena this term describes, what “religion” means, …

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Haigis, Peter, “Cultural Theology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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