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A hopeful quote from a theologian

I am researching Kathryn Tanner for my paper. She wrote the book I’m currently reading, Theories of Culture.

Here is a quote from her bio at Yale. I thought this was hopeful.

Enlightenment challenges to the intellectual credibility of religious ideas can no longer be taken for granted as the starting point for theological work now that theologians facing far more pressing worries than academic respectability have gained their voices here at home and around the globe.

Theologians are now primarily called to provide, not a theoretical argument for Christianity’s plausibility, but an account of how Christianity can be part of the solution, rather than simply part of the problem, on matters of great human moment that make a life-and-death difference to people, especially the poor and the oppressed.

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