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Intercultural Theology
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[German Version]

The term “intercultural theology” does not yet refer to a clearly circumscribed subdiscipline of theology nor to a specific method. Its respective meaning is defined by the research interests of those who employ it. Nonetheless, a paradigm shift is taking place here at the margins of the traditional canon of disciplines that will influence the entire discipline of theology. Important impulses originate in the disciplines of the history of religions or religious studies, missiology and ecumenics (together, hereafter, RME). In Germany, the thematic a…

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Küster, Volker, “Intercultural Theology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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