The subversive God : towards theology as subversive praxis

Dizdar, Drasko. (1995). The subversive God : towards theology as subversive praxis PhD Thesis, School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Dizdar, Drasko.
Thesis Title The subversive God : towards theology as subversive praxis
School, Centre or Institute School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1995
Thesis type PhD Thesis
Supervisor Associate Prof. Edgar Conrad
Rev. Prof. James Haire
Total pages 377
Language eng
Formatted abstract Three significant influences inform this thesis; (1) Latin American liberation theology, (2) recent developments in hermeneutics, and (3) postmodern shifts m cultural consciousness and epistemology. The most important of these three is liberation theology; specifically, its challenge to do theology as part of the preferential option for the poor. The response this dissertation offers is to propose doing theology in the First World "as subversive praxis" This thesis is based on the double claim that an authentically Christian and biblical way of doing theology must be rooted in biblical hermeneutics and that biblical hermeneutics itself needs to be based on the Bible's own subversive poiesis. As a way of accessing this "subversive poiesis" a way of reading the biblical text is proposed that draws on performance methods of interpretation. Such a reading is made possible by current "postmodern" shifts in epistemology and the related crisis in biblical studies. Certain "deconstructive" ways of reading in particular have much to say about the subversive poiesis of texts and, therefore, much to teach us about the potential of that subversive poiesis as a basis for biblical hermeneutics.
Keyword Liberation theology.
Liturgical drama.

 
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