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After a tutorial which ended in a talking to about exam boards, deadlines, graduation …, I am now being chased by a Monday deadline.  The topic is simple enough ‘What might be meant by ‘public theology’, and how (if at all) should it be done’.  Well a quick search for definitions resulted in below (by Monday, should actually come up with one and 1250wrds about it).

Public theology is concerned with how the Christian faith addresses
matters in society at large.  It is concerned with the “public relevance”
of Christian beliefs and doctrines.’

‘Public Theology seeks to engage with the social, political and spiritual issues of the day, bringing a coherent Christian perspective to bear upon public policy and cultural discourse.’

Hope to have something interesting to say about public theology next week.

Archbishop Rowan Williams Lecture and Sermon 2011, Lampeter