Contextual Theology-making and ex-Muslim Christians: abstract and PDF

This is the abstract for my doctoral thesis along with a link to a PDF file of the whole text, hosted by the University of Edinburgh.

An excerpt of the published version (Pickwick 2016) can be found HERE.

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This is the abstract to my doctoral thesis, Living among the Breakage: Contextual Theology-making and ex-Muslim Christians (University of Edinburgh, unpublished doctoral thesis, 2014):

Abstract

Since the 1960’s there has been a marked increase in the number of known conversions from Islam to Christianity. This thesis asks whether certain of these ex-Muslim Christians engage in the process of theology-making and, if so, it asks what these theologies claim to know about God and humans’ relation to God.

Utilizing the dialectic of contextuality-contextualization of Shoki Coe, and the sociology of theological knowledge of Robert Schreiter, the thesis seeks to answer these questions by the use of two case studies and an examination of some of the texts written by ex-Muslim Christians. Lewis Rambo’s theory of religious conversion and Steven Lukes’ theory of power will be used to clarify the changing dynamics of power which have helped to foster modern contexts wherein…

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