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A Conversational Theology for a Conversational Church

Rees, Frank D. (2007) A Conversational Theology for a Conversational Church. Asia Journal of Theology, 21 (1). pp. 32-49. ISSN 02180812

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        Abstract

        An organization called 'Conversation Cafe' seeks, through the use of the internet, to foster many forms of conversation as a medium of constructive social change. Their wesite asks: 'Tired of small talk? Try some big talk...In this paper I (the author) wish to propose that the church might be thought of as a community of conversation, not only for people to develop as more active participants in society, but also to engage in what I have termed the divine-human conversation. The church might be seen as that part of the world in which this conversation comes into focus and is intentionally embodied. In short, the church might be comething like the 'conversational cafe.'

        Item Type: Published Articles
        Repository Version: Published Version
        Keywords (separated by commas): divine-human conversation, conversation cafe, Protestant theology, God's creative activity, internal focus of the church, church's mission, Matin Luther, priesthood of all believers
        Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
        Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
        Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
        Subject Area(s): C - Systematic Theology
        Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
        Depositing User: Cate Headey
        Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2010 09:31
        Last Modified: 22 Feb 2012 09:04
        URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/342

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